And Abdelaziz’s response:

“You’re telling everybody to stay home, now Khabib — the government of Russia says he can’t travel, you’re going to call him a chicken?! [Conor] doesn’t matter,” he explained to TMZ Sports.

“[Conor is not] #1, he’s not #2, he’s not #3. It’s Khabib, Justin, Tony. [Conor is] #4. He’s not even in the conversation right now. He’s just like a jealous prostitute, she’s got too old for her to make money.

“Why don’t you even jump on a plane and come fight Tony Ferguson? I bet he understands that Tony Ferguson would beat his ass too. All those 3 guys would beat his ass. Justin, Tony and Khabib.”

“UFC for the last 20 years they set a standard about testing medical procedures. There’s never been a death or a serious injury to happen in the UFC,” he added.

“I have no doubt in my mind they are going to take every precaution to make sure everyone’s safe.”

The interim-UFC lightweight title fight between Ferguson and Gaethje headlines UFC 249 which is slated to take place at the Tachi Palace Resort Casino in California.

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