After all the rigmarole going around the ‘much-awaited’ UFC 249, the PPV has finally been postponed until further notice by UFC officials. While MMA fans were unsure about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s current status in the promotion, the undefeated Dagestani has revealed that he will be returning to the octagon by September 2020. However, it is still not sure whether he will be facing Tony Ferguson in September or not. After pulling out of UFC 249, Khabib Nurmagomedov has been mercilessly trolled by fans on social media, but the lightweight champion seems unaffected by them as he has already announced his return date.
The undefeated UFC lightweight champion recently took to Instagram and disclosed that he is planning to get back in the octagon by September 2020. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov is yet to say whether he will be fighting Tony Ferguson in his return or not. Due to the festival of Ramadan, Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be competing for the next couple of months in UFC, but he has already eyed a return for September and UFC fans seem excited to know it.
Khabib vs Ferguson has been billed as a ‘cursed fight’ by the UFC universe, as it has failed to transpire for the fifth time in four years. Initially, Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out from the fight after he reportedly got stuck in Russia amidst the government lockdown. However, Dana White lined up Justin Gaethje against Tony Ferguson at the main event of UFC 249 and kept the PPV alive. Unfortunately, ESPN and Disney decided to call off UFC 249 as they found it inappropriate to host events while major countries across the world are under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.