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Conor McGregor's Coach John Kavanagh's Tweet About Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Backfired Massively

Conor McGregor's Coach John Kavanagh's Tweet About Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Backfired Massively

Conor McGregor's coach tweeted less than two weeks ago that only a 'pandemic virus' could postpone Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson.

The clash between the lightweights could be up in the air for a fifth time due to the recent COVID 19/coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.

But McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has the dubious honour of getting a potential cancellation spot on.

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He tweeted following the heated press conference on March 7:

"The only thing that could stop this fight would be some sort of pandemic virus spiralling out of control and that'll never happen."

However, with the event likely now on the verge of postponement Kavanagh has tweeted again simply stating:

"Me and my stupid mouth."

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UFC president Dana White had insisted over the weekend that all UFC events would continue as scheduled.

But he announced on Monday that all UFC events are now postponed up till UFC 249 which is set to be headlined by Khabib and Ferguson.

White did go on to reassure fans that the highly-anticipated fight 'will still happen'.

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"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."

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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."

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. (Image Credit: PA)
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. (Image Credit: PA)
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He went on discuss the media reaction to shows continuing to run but White remained bullish in UFC's approach.

"Obviously, we've had some blowback from the media that covers us, but everybody's going to have their opinions.

"We're going to continue on.

"These three fights are postponed, they will still happen and Khabib vs Tony is on for the original date. We're going to keep fighting."

Do you think Khabib vs Ferguson will happen on April 18?

Sound off in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: PA & The Mac Life

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC News, John Kavanagh, Tony Ferguson, UFC, MMA

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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.