The coach and father of the Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted to the news that the Absolute fighting championship (UFC) can hold a duel of his son in the US.
Despite information about the likely holding of the fight in Florida, Nurmagomedov rejected the option of an arena in the United States. The specialist is convinced that the organization of competitions is prohibited in the territory of the country. “There won’t be a fight in America” the 31 — year-old UFC champion’s mentor assured.
Earlier on March 25, it became known that the UFC is in talks about holding a tournament with Nurmagomedov in Florida. It is noted that the organization can use the infrastructure of the local promotion Combat Nights. The head of UFC Dayna White didn’t name a place of carrying out of the tournament, however, emphasized that it will pass without the audience.
The promotion canceled three tournaments in March but expressed its readiness to hold UFC 249 on the scheduled date, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson’s fight should take place on April 19.