When Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson was scheduled for a fifth time, we hoped that 5 would be the lucky charm that brought the 2 together. Today, Khabib put the kibosh on the fight that we all want to see for the reason the Earth has stopped right now. COVID-19.
Posting to his Instagram, Khabib was not pleased with people’s reaction to him staying quarantined.
“Staying home in quarantine and reading the reaction of people to the situation around my fight, it turns out that the whole world should be in quarantine. Governments of all countries, famous people around the world urge people to follow all safety requirements in order to limit the spread of the disease, to save people, and Khabib is the only one relieved of all obligations and must demonstrate free will and train; flying around the world, for the sake of fight?
I understand everything and I’m definitely upset more than you to cancel the fight, probably like all others, I had many plans after the fight, but I can’t control it all. The greatest countries and the largest companies of our time are shocked by what is happening, every day the situation changes unpredictably.
But Khabib still has to fight, is that what you saying? Take care of yourself and put yourself in my shoes.”
Khabib is correct here. The world has essentially shut down and Khabib is doing his part to beat this virus, just like the rest of us. We are forced to not work or gather anywhere and he’s doing the same. As much as we ALL want to see this fight with Ferguson happen, safety comes first.