The Russian authorities may have put the final nail in the coffin for the UFC’s plans to go ahead with the Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson bout, after locking down all the country’s borders.
The Russian government announced on Saturday that all travel into and out of the country, including by rail, boat, car and even pedestrian would be closed starting Monday.
The state order said that the measure was “temporary,” but provided no indication as to when the border traffic will resume.
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The ban does not apply to diplomats or members of official delegations departing from the country.
Russian lightweight ruler Khabib is currently believed to be in his homeland, having recently returned from the US after his American Kickboxing Academy base in San Jose, California, was shut down.
Any window of opportunity to leave Russia again, if he hasn’t done so already, would now seem to have disappeared with the latest measures imposed.
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