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Khabib Nurmagomedov Hopes Title Fight With Tony Ferguson Is Pushed Back To August

April 4, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Khabib Nurmagomedov

In an interview with ESPN, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said that he hopes that his fight with Tony Ferguson will be rescheduled for August. As we previously reported, Khabib was pulled from the fight due to travel restrictions. Here are highlights:

On when he wants to fight: “June, July, two months, then August I can fight. I hear the UFC wants to make a show in San Francisco [in August]. If not, let’s fight in Abu Dhabi middle of September. Or fight now, before Ramadan. April 18, we’re supposed to fight, but where? This is the question.”

On Tony Ferguson claiming he should be stripped of the title: “He’s just a stupid guy.”

On if the fight will happen: “I believe we’re going to fight, I swear to God. I don’t know, but I have a feeling we’re going to fight. Just wait. We’re going to fight. I really believe nobody wants this fight like me. I swear. Nobody wants this fight like I want this fight. UFC tried to make [a McGregor rematch]. I tell them, ‘This guy don’t deserve it. Bye-bye.’ I can make with this chicken five times more money than with Tony Ferguson, and you know most people, they don’t know about Tony Ferguson. A lot of people want to watch name versus name. This is not about skills versus skills. Very small people understand this. This is why I take this fight, because of legacy. I chose this fight. I really want to fight right now, this is not my mistake.”

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