The unification lightweight bout between Habib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Porier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi may not take place, along with the event itself.
About this in the next release of his podcast said the former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who said that the organization had serious differences with the host country.
“I look forward to the next fight of Habib. Nobody can win a guy, and he will become a real legend if he resigns without defeat, ”the Briton said. “Never to lose at such a high level is almost unreal. So far there are two of them - John Jones and Habib ”
“The next contender of Habib should be Dustin Porier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, but I heard rumors that the event might not take place due to the fact that the UFC had difficulties with holding the tournament in the UAE. This is a Muslim country, and some things that are part of the UFC are considered unacceptable. As far as I know, the UFC and the host have a serious disagreement about the presence of female fights in the card, as well as about alcohol advertising. It will be annoying if we don’t see this fight in September ”
Recall that the title bout of Habib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Porier, scheduled for September 7, has not yet been officially announced.