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Russia: Khabib vs Ferguson fight 'should take place in Moscow' - Khabib’s father

Russian Federation, Makhachkala
November 02, 2019 at 17:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov gave an Interview which was published on Friday, inside the college where Khabib used to study in Makhachkala.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov noted that he never considered Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor as a "strong contender" describing him as a "showman."

On Khabib’s clash with US professional MMA fighter Tony Ferguson Khabib’s father said "this battle should take a place in Moscow or Saint Petersburg - in Russia, so that there will be 42,000 fans in the stadium."

Khabib’s father mentioned that his son's favourite fight was with Dos Anjos, explaining that when Khabib beat Dos Anjos "we worked for three months in the mountains. It seems to me that we gave our best at all at these training camps. Khabib was ready like never before."

Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson initially prepared for a fight in December, 2015. However, the clash has been postponed four times because of various health problems of the fighters.

Conor McGregor and Nurmagomedov fought in October 2018. The fight ended with Khabib's victory and a mass brawl in the hall, which led to fines and disqualifications for both fighters.

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov gave an Interview which was published on Friday, inside the college where Khabib used to study in Makhachkala.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov noted that he never considered Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor as a "strong contender" describing him as a "showman."

On Khabib’s clash with US professional MMA fighter Tony Ferguson Khabib’s father said "this battle should take a place in Moscow or Saint Petersburg - in Russia, so that there will be 42,000 fans in the stadium."

Khabib’s father mentioned that his son's favourite fight was with Dos Anjos, explaining that when Khabib beat Dos Anjos "we worked for three months in the mountains. It seems to me that we gave our best at all at these training camps. Khabib was ready like never before."

Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson initially prepared for a fight in December, 2015. However, the clash has been postponed four times because of various health problems of the fighters.

Conor McGregor and Nurmagomedov fought in October 2018. The fight ended with Khabib's victory and a mass brawl in the hall, which led to fines and disqualifications for both fighters.

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