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Khabib Nurmagomedov Shows How You've Probably Been Announcing His Name Wrong

Khabib Nurmagomedov Shows How You've Probably Been Announcing His Name Wrong

Khabib Nurmagomedov might be one of the most high profile UFC stars in the world but that doesn't mean any of us are actually pronouncing the Russian's name right.

The lightweight champion is undefeated in MMA, with a 28-0 record, and was hoping to add to that on April 19th when he was finally meant to be taking on Tony Ferguson.

But the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and Ferguson has since lost to Justin Gaethje, who is now the interim UFC lightweight champ.

While the Ferguson fight didn't take place, we should probably all still learn how to say the Russian's name correctly, something he explained on 'UFC Tonight' in the past.

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Khabib has been due to face Ferguson on five occasions previously in the past but one or the other has had to pull on every previous occasion.

Nurmagomedov's coach Javier Mendez previously suggested that the fifth fight could have taken place in the middle east, saying, "I don't know where the fights will take place, but I know Dana is keeping on to the Khabib vs Tony fights, because that's further ahead, it's almost four and a half weeks away.

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"It still has some breathing room and time to manoeuvre. Can it go overseas? Possibly, but it all depends on the air flights, Trump might just put a ban on all flights.

"I do see a probable scenario, like Khabib's father said, and that's fighting in Abu Dhabi. We haven't been prepared for it but if that's where it goes it makes sense."

Ferguson's last fight was a win against Donald Cerrone. Image: PA Images
Ferguson's last fight was a win against Donald Cerrone. Image: PA Images

Speaking to CNN in March, White claimed his refusal to initally delay UFC 249 was to keep entertaining members of the public, saying, "If I can still figure out ways to run the UFC and do it safely, and not put any of my people in harm then we were going to do it.

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"In times like these, people need to be entertained. People need to feel some sort of 'normalness' going on.

"We're gonna do it. I'm gonna get this thing done. I'm gonna figure this thing out. And I will make sure that everyone involved is safe."

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, eagle, MMA

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