Thursday, August 6, 2020

Dana White Says Khabib vs. Tony Ferguson May Not Take Place In United States

UFC president Dana White is adamant that Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson will happen but it may not be in the United States.

Nurmagomedov was scheduled to put his UFC lightweight championship on the line against Ferguson inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Due to an executive order made in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the bout will no longer take place in New York. The planned April 18 date is still a go as the UFC is attempting to find a location and venue for the bout.

Dana White Insists Khabib vs. Ferguson Will Happen

Appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter, White said that Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson remains in the cards (via MMAJunkie.com).

“We’re postponing the next three events, but Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib (on) April 18 is still on,” White said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “That will still happen.”

With New York and Las Vegas out of the question, the UFC boss went on to say that “The Eagle” and “El Cucuy” may very well compete outside the United States.

“We’re going to follow these guidelines to not have more than 10 people in a room,” White said. “We’re hoping this all clears up by April. This fight is going to happen. No crowd – whatever it takes. It probably won’t even be in the United States, but this fight is going to happen.”

The UFC had to postpone three of their upcoming events after the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended all sporting events. The promotion had planned to use its UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. Fight fans will have to wait to see if the UFC can follow through with Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson on the April 18 date.

Do you think the UFC will be able to go through with plans for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson on April 18, or will they have to postpone the matchup?

Trending Articles

Ben Askren Won’t Be Chasing A Title But He Could Be Lured To Fight Once More

Ben Askren plans to stay retired but for the right opportunity, he'd considered putting his gloves back on. Askren...

Conor McGregor Trashes Khabib’s Plan Against Justin Gaethje

Conor McGregor has taken another opportunity to hurl a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is set to go one-on-one...

Zabit Magomedovsharipov Responds To Yair Rodriguez Bout Being Canceled

Zabit Magomedsharipov wasn't interested in holding his tongue on the cancellation of his bout with Yair Rodriguez. Magomedsharipov...

UFC Boss Dana White Unsure If Khamzat Chimaev Will Get Ranked Opponent Next

UFC president Dana White doesn't know whether or not Khamzat Chimaev's next opponent will be ranked. Chimaev has quickly...

Robert Whittaker Would Only Move To 205lbs If He Got “Sick Of Cutting Weight”

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya teased a potential move to light heavyweight against Jon Jones but Robert Whittaker isn't in a rush making...

Latest MMA News

Jose Aldo Praises UFC 251 Ref For Giving Him Chances To Keep Fighting

Jose Aldo is happy with referee Leon Roberts Following UFC 251. Back in July, Aldo took on Petr Yan...

Yair Rodriguez Fires Back At Zabit Magomedsharipov

Yair Rodriguez has put Zabit Magomedsharipov on blast after his comments on their bout cancellation. Rodriguez vs. Magomedsharipov...

Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen Reported For Oct. 10 Main Event

A pivotal bantamweight clash between Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen is expected to take place in the fall. Brazilian...

Dana White Would Rather See Georges St-Pierre Stay Retired

UFC president Dana White prefers to see Georges St-Pierre outside the Octagon. One super fight that has been talked...

Bellator 243 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set, One Fighter Misses Weight

The Bellator 243 weigh-in results are in. On Aug. 7, Bellator 243 will take place inside an empty Mohegan...

Vicente Luque Plans To KO Nate Diaz But Would Take Michael Chiesa Fight

Vicente Luque has two names in mind for his next Octagon appearance. Nate Diaz or Michael Chiesa. At UFC...

Jorge Masvidal Aims For UFC Return Before 2020 Ends

Jorge Masvidal wants another UFC bout before 2020 is through. Masvidal was last seen in action back in July....

Zabit Magomedovsharipov Responds To Yair Rodriguez Bout Being Canceled

Zabit Magomedsharipov wasn't interested in holding his tongue on the cancellation of his bout with Yair Rodriguez. Magomedsharipov...

UFC Vegas 6’s Aleksei Oleinik Unsure When He’ll Retire

Aleksei Oleinik isn't sure when he'll retire after his heavyweight clash with Derrick Lewis. Oleinik is set to take...

Leon Edwards Continues To Call For Jorge Masvidal Bout

Leon Edwards wants to fight Jorge Masvidal and he won't give up on his desire to make it happen.

Robert Whittaker Would Only Move To 205lbs If He Got “Sick Of Cutting Weight”

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya teased a potential move to light heavyweight against Jon Jones but Robert Whittaker isn't in a rush making...

Dana White Talks Giving Dustin Jacoby Another UFC Opportunity

UFC president Dana White has detailed his decision to give Dustin Jacoby another contract. Jacoby competed in the return...