Justin Gaethje officially replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov

Justin Gaethje has officially replaced Khabib to become Tony Ferguson’s opponent at the upcoming UFC 249. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news on Monday, shortly after the light defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov canceled the match because Russia implemented a blockade.

Dana White posted a tweet: “The match was signed, 100% certain to take place somewhere on earth and be live by ESPN. Ferguson vs Gaethje will compete for a temporary, temporary lightweight belt. on ESPN +, on April 18. “

Khabib’s initiative to move from the United States to the UAE and then return to Russia caused him to get a lot of reaction from the argument. However, after the explanation that UFC could not inform a clear location for UFC 249, the audience began to support the decision of “Dagestan Eagle” for his safety from the epidemic.

Khabib’s absence has made UFC 249 much less attractive. Not only that, Dana White is also receiving a lot of criticism when deciding to pursue to the same event UFC 249 while major sports tournaments like NBA, Premiere League have also postponed their tournament.

Currently, the US is the country with the highest number of infected people in the world with 359,942 cases and 3,048 deaths. Obviously, the current criticism of Mr. Dana White is not baseless.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “The second in line like Conor can’t do anything to me”

Khabib Nurmagomedov is receiving criticism for not being able to return to the United States during this time to prepare for UFC 249. From spectators to rivals such as Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor said that the lightweight champion was “hiding”. to Russia in the midst of the epidemic’s sensitive moment.

In particular, two status lines of Conor on Twitter personally indicate that Khabib has lost in the “fight of the chickens” with Tony. This led to the “Russian Eagle” bluntly criticizing the opponent’s dilemma.

Khabib’s initiative to move from the United States to the UAE and then return to Russia caused him to get a lot of reaction from the argument. However, after the explanation that UFC could not inform a clear location for UFC 249, the audience began to support the decision of “Dagestan Eagle” for his safety from the epidemic.