Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov is definitely out of UFC 249 after a fake Twitter account appeared to dupe thousands of fans into thinking Vladimir Putin had stepped in to make the bout against Tony Ferguson happen.

White responded to a fake account passing itself off as well-known ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani on Sunday, which had stated that Putin and the UFC chief had agreed for lightweight champ Khabib to escape the coronavirus lockdown in Russia and jet to the US.

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“BREAKING: Dana White and Vladimir Putin have reached an agreement on travel arrangements for UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to come to the United States. He will fight Tony Ferguson,” wrote the phony account, racking up more than 16,000 ‘likes’.

“It’s happening folks. #UFC249 will go on as scheduled April 18.”

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