By Nolan King |
April 12, 2020 11: 45 am
Khabib Nurmagomedov has September on his tips.
In an Instagram put up Sunday, the UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) hinted at September as a potentially necessary month. Though skeptical, Nurmagomedov acknowledged he is nonetheless coaching in anticipation of a UFC return.
Nurmagomedov wrote in Russian (translated by Instagram translate feature), “Nonetheless until September, it’s no longer too a ways, though it’s exhausting to imagine that the complete lot will discontinue by September, however yet one severe person acknowledged: that in the soundless time you would possibly per chance prepare for battle – And how are your days going?”
Nurmagomedov turned into scheduled to be one half of of the UFC 249 most important match on April 18. On the opposite hand, due to coronavirus dart restrictions, Nurmagomedov turned into unable to switch away his native Russia. In the ruin, Nurmagomedov turned into a ways from his wrestle against Tony Ferguson. Although Justin Gaethje replaced Nurmagomedov, the match turned into in a roundabout procedure canceled.
Launch air of UFC 249, all upcoming events agree with also been indefinitely postponed. The UFC has no longer given a timetable to resume events, though UFC president Dana White has hinted at “wrestle island” being a likelihood for mid-Might per chance well. Nurmagomedov acknowledges the muslim holiday of Ramadan, which limits months he can wrestle in. This yr, the month of fasting runs from April 23 to Might per chance well 23.
Basically the most newest time Nurmagomedov competed turned into in September 2019 at UFC 242. The undefeated Russian fighter defeated Dustin Poirier by third-spherical submission.
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