05:57 GMT12 July 2020
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    Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were supposed to meet in the octagon on 18 April, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight was scrapped and Khabib returned to his home in Russia for quarantine.

    Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor has mocked his Russian rival Khabib Nurmagomedov after the latter tweeted "no comments" following the fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.

    Gaethje was victorious over Ferguson at UFC 249 in Jacksonville on Saturday, earning an interim lightweight belt. He is now to fight Nurmagomedov, the reigning UFC lightweight champion.

    Ferguson said that unlike McGregor or Nurmagomedov, he was "crashing" the quarantine, and claimed Khabib should be deprived of his champion's title. While Nurmagomedov is self-isolating at his home in Dagestan, southern Russia, McGregor himself has been absent amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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