UFC News: Conor McGregor claims he is ready to fight at UFC 249; calls out Khabib and Tony for ‘game of chicken’

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The main event fight of UFC 249 between the current UFC lightweight champion Khabib The Eagle Nurmagomedov and the former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony El Cucuy Ferguson is on the brink of being canceled because the champion Nurmagomedov is unable to compete due to Russian borders being locked down because of the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic. The UFC is now looking for a replacement and the former UFC champ champ The Notorious Conor McGregor has made himself available for selection. McGregor has claimed that he is ready to fight at UFC 249 and has called out both Nurmagomedov as well as Ferguson.

McGregor who has lately been busy doing plenty of charitable and awareness related work for fighting Covid-19 took to Twitter to call out the current lightweight champion and his UFC 249 opponent, i.e. the former interim UFC lightweight champion. Here’s what he had to say via two tweets:

I am in shape to fight right now! At the beginning of all this, I said to myself – I’m happy I don’t have an official fight booked. If I did, I would have consumed all the incorrect data to support me taking part in the bout, and I would have followed through, competed. And won.

The fact of this matter is, both Tony and Khabib where engaged in a game of chicken here towards the fight bell. With Khabib chickening out first. Making it 3-2 in pullouts in Tony’s favour. Khab scurried out of the U.S to home, and amid the crisis. Very high risk. Congrats Tony.

You can check out his tweets down below:

Nurmagomedov had pulled out of the fight due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Nurmagomedov recently stated the following over on Instagram that he cannot compete at UFC 249 and the UFC are probably looking for a replacement, “The UFC told us that the fight 100% isn’t happening in the States and they said that 99% that it will happen in Emirates, Abu Dhabi. After talking to the UFC we decided to fly over to the Emirates a month before the fight. I don’t remember the exact date, it was 19th or 20th, I’ll have to check. But when we landed in Emirates we learned that they are going to close borders and no one will be able to leave or fly in, with the exception of residents. So we had to fly back to Russia. Currently, I am in Dagestan and I am training and preparing every day. Although I don’t know what am I preparing for because after we came to Russia we also learned that the borders are going to be locked. Same as in the States, the same as in Europe, Emirates, everywhere. The whole world is in quarantine right now. So now I am hearing that they are looking to organize it with or without me. OK, go ahead. Everyone should follow the laws. I am not against it, I know that fighters need to feed their families and pay their bills. I know how hard it is for the fighter.”





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