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Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Tony Ferguson's Bizarre Training Methods

Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Tony Ferguson's Bizarre Training Methods

Khabib Nurmagomdov has responded to Tony Ferguson's most recent training video and he's just as confused as everyone else.

'The Eagle' is set to defend his UFC lightweight title against Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18 and his opponent is training hard.

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But the recent video uploaded to his Instagram showed him training in normal clothes rather than usual training attire.

Khabib has commented on the footage per ESPN with a confused: "Training with [a] belt and jeans?"

Despite not looking dressed for fighting training, 'El Cucuy' still showed the kind of fire and intensity that could worry Khabib next month.

Ferguson showed off a variety of takedowns and suplexes in his personal gym.

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The fight has been plunged into doubt following the recent COVID 19/coronavirus outbreak but UFC president Dana White has insisted the fight will still happen.

All UFC events up until UFC 249 have been postponed but White maintains the highly anticipated fight won't be cancelled for a fifth time.

However, it has been moved from it's original venue of the Barclays Center in New York.

White told ESPN on Monday:

"We're postponing the next three events, but Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib, April 18 is still on and that will still happen," the 50-year-old explained to ESPN.

"We're going to follow these guidelines to not have more than 10 people in a room and we're hoping this all clears up by April.

"This fight's going to happen," he continued. "No crowd. Whatever it takes. Probably not even going to be in the United States, but this fight's going to happen."

The UFC have held out on cancellations longer than most other sporting leagues and White offered an explanation.

"This is what we do," White said. "We put fights on every weekend. The fighters want to fight. The fans want to see it.

"I've had nothing but positive feedback from the fans and the fighters. These guys all want to continue. So we will."

Featured Image Credit: UFC & Tony Ferguson/Instagram

Topics: Khabib

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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