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Conor McGregor: ‘Khabib Scurried Out of the US to Home’

April 2, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced that he’s off the scheduled fight with Tony Ferguson for UFC 249. UFC President Dana White has been strongly pushing to maintain that fight and the card for April 18. However, Nurmagomedov will no longer be able to make it and recently traveled back to his home in Russia. However, former lightweight and opponent to Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, has weighed on the situation on Twitter, and slammed Nurmagomedov for leaving the US to return home to Russia.

Initially, Conor McGregor stated that he’s “in shape to fight right now.” He wrote on his Twitter account, “I am in shape to fight right now! At the beginning of all this, I said to myself – I’m happy I don’t have an official fight booked. If I did, I would have consumed all the incorrect data to support me taking part in the bout, and I would have followed through, competed. And won.”

He later added on Nurmagomedov, “The fact of this matter is, both Tony and Khabib where engaged in a game of chicken here towards the fight bell. With Khabib chickening out first. Making it 3-2 in pullouts in Tony’s favour. Khab scurried out of the U.S to home, and amid the crisis. Very high risk. Congrats Tony.”

You can view Conor McGregor’s tweets on the subject below. What will happen with UFC 249 remains to be seen. This now marks the fifth time that the Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson fight has been cancelled due to various circumstances.