Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father denied entry to United States for UFC 209
When undefeated UFC lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov fights Tony Ferguson in the UFC 209 co-main event on Saturday, his father will not be there.
According to Russian tabloid Life.ru, Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was denied a visa into the United States. Former Bellator featherweight Magomedrasul ‘Frodo’ Khasbulaev, who happens to be Khabib’s second cousin, as well as Shamil Zavurov, were also denied a visa into the U.S.
“The Embassy of course knows everything but they have no right to tell us about the real reasons for the denial,” Abdulmanap explained. “Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to fly back to the United States.”
The winner of Nurmagomedov – Ferguson will be crowned the UFC interim lightweight champion and will likely face champion, Conor McGregor, later in the year.