UnderGround Forums Khabib: I'm in Russia and Russia is closing border

Edited: 3/30/20 11:06 AM
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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson has three words for The Bermuda Triangle, the Tomb of Tutankhamun, and Oak Island - "Hold my beer."

Nurmagomedov says he went home to Dagestan after being told UFC 249 would in all likelihood be in the UAE, and now on an Instagram Live video, "The Eagle' says he can't get out.

"We were training in the AKA without any information regarding the fight, where and how is it going to happen," he said in Russian, as translated by RT. "Then the UFC told us that the fight 100% isn't happening in the States. And they said that 99% that it will happen in Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

"After talking to the UFC we decided to fly over to the Emirates a month before the fight. I don't remember the exact date, it was 19th or 20th, I'll have to check. But when we landed in Emirates we learned that they are going to close borders. And no one will be able to leave or fly in, with exception for residents.

"So we had to fly back to Russia. Currently I am in Dagestan and I am training and preparing every day. Although I don't know what am I preparing for. Because after we came to Russia we also learned that the borders are going to be locked. Same like in the States, same like in Europe, Emirates, everywhere. The whole world is in quarantine right now."

Then Khabib said that the UFC were still planning to go ahead with the event, without him.

Ariel Helwani reports that Ferguson has been offered a fight vs. Justin Geathe.

3/30/20 11:27 AM
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Nonononononoooooooo

3/30/20 11:41 AM
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Fucking sucks.

3/30/20 12:04 PM
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If this fight isn't happening then it needs to b postponed, dont replace any fighters at this point it makes no sense

3/30/20 12:08 PM
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Mojo514 -

If this fight isn't happening then it needs to b postponed, dont replace any fighters at this point it makes no sense

This. 

What a horrible fucking idea. Makes the ufc appear desperate.

3/30/20 12:12 PM
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If I was Tony, I would def wait it out. 

Edited: 3/30/20 12:23 PM
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Wait it out!  Or get on the fucking phone to Putin and give Khabib an exception to get out of there.

Don't fall for the  interim title screw job again Tony!

3/30/20 12:38 PM
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Yeah, Dana needs to call Trump to call Putin and pull some strings 

3/30/20 12:40 PM
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Get Putin involved. What the actual fuck!

i have been looking forward to one thing in these groundhog days of stay at home quarantine.

i love t-ferg and gaethje but I don’t want to see them fight just yet. 

GOD DAMNIT!!!

3/30/20 12:46 PM
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CALL PUTIN RIGHT NOW DANA

GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE

3/30/20 12:47 PM
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Get the motherfucker on the phone

3/30/20 12:49 PM
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Hunt KFC -

Wait it out!  Or get on the fucking phone to Putin and give Khabib an exception to get out of there.

Don't fall for the  interim title screw job again Tony!

This

3/30/20 12:55 PM
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Good. Event should be cancelled anyhow. No one person or organization should be taking unnecessary risk right now.

3/30/20 1:20 PM
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3/30/20 1:27 PM
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If Muhammad can't go to the mountain, let the mountain come to Muhammad.

UFC 243 Dagestan - This time it's Haram! Let's go!

3/30/20 1:30 PM
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kabib must know someone who can smuggle him out of russia....

3/30/20 1:34 PM
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Dana, call Donald.  Have DJT call Putin.  You know its worth it. 

3/30/20 1:36 PM
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Khabib vs. Tony or go fuck your mother

3/30/20 1:38 PM
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Looks like Ari's gonna need to get some money from somewhere else

3/30/20 1:45 PM
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FatBuddha -

I made it 24 seconds.

Thats one ugly hombre.

3/30/20 1:50 PM
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chilz -

Yeah, Dana needs to call Trump to call Putin and pull some strings 

That would no doubt secure his re-election #MAGA

3/30/20 1:52 PM
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Sonofabitch

3/30/20 2:36 PM
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Do not do another interim title.

Either have this fight or wait.

3/30/20 2:39 PM
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3/30/20 4:27 PM
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Left_Hook_Cemetery -

If Muhammad can't go to the mountain, let the mountain come to Muhammad.

UFC 243 Dagestan - This time it's Haram! Let's go!

This! Imagine an octagon on top of a mountain! I'd probably pay to watch for once!