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Sports White: Khabib broke foot 3 weeks before Gaethje fight

01:55  25 october  2020
01:55  25 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje date, start time, card, PPV schedule & odds for UFC 254

  Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje date, start time, card, PPV schedule & odds for UFC 254 Here's everything you need to know about UFC 254, including the start time, odds, full fight card info and how to watch Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje.While "The Eagle" isn't into reigniting his rivalry with McGregor, he's all in for defending his lightweight world championship against a more than game Justin Gaethje in the headliner of UFC 254 on Saturday. The pay-per-view will take place at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

UFC Dana White has revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov reportedly suffered a broken foot just three weeks before his fight against Justin Gaethje Khabib submitted Gaethje in the second round of their lightweight title contest in Abu Dhabi, extending his perfect record to 29-0 before announcing

The wait is almost over as Justin Gaethje gets his opportunity to end Khabib Nurmagomedov's undefeated fight record and claim the lightweight championship belt at UFC 254 LIVE: Follow all the build-up as Justin Gaethje looks to topple undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi.

UFC president Dana White revealed after Khabib Nurmagomedov's win over Justin Gaethje that the lightweight champion injured his foot three weeks before the fight.

  White: Khabib broke foot 3 weeks before Gaethje fight © Josh Hedges / UFC / Getty

"Apparently, he was in the hospital," White said at the UFC 254 postfight press conference, according to MMA Fighting. "He broke his foot three weeks ago. So he has two broken toes and a bone in his foot that's broken, or something like that.

"That's what his corner was telling me. (Nurmagomedov) never told anybody, (and he was) walking around."

Nurmagomedov submitted Gaethje in the second round of Saturday's main event. He announced his retirement after extending his professional record to 29-0.

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Covington: 'I'm the reason' Khabib didn't fight at welterweight .
Though Khabib Nurmagomedov will go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time, he never attempted to capture a UFC championship in a second division. Colby Covington has a theory about why Nurmagomedov competed only in the lightweight division his entire career instead of moving up to welterweight. "I think I'm the man and I'm the reason that he doesn't come up to 170 (pounds) in the first place," Covington told Submission Radio on Wednesday. "There's a reason Khabib cuts all that weight. ... He wants to beat up little midgets."OK, that's cool, Khabib, you beat up a bunch of little guys, a bunch of little midgets.

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