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Khabib won't be fighting at UFC 200 because of Ramadan

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KazDibiase, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    According to a recent interview with riakchr.ru, Khabib was initially offered a fight at the landmark UFC 200 show in Las Vegas but rejected the offer when he realized it conflicts with Ramadan and the Eid holiday that followed.

    "I could not take part in the anniversary tournament. When the UFC asked me, I realized it was that June UFC 200 is between Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. We will probably watch it on TV."

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/2/22/11092598/khabib-rejected-fight-at-ufc-200-because-of-ramadan
     
  2. HateTheGame Banned Banned

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    dam, didn't know he was a jew
     
  3. nac386 Steel Belt

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    Is "Ramadan" some new ligament injury?
     
  4. SteelHeems Green Belt

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    On switching the television on, he injures himself and is out until UFC: Halal Edition.
     
  5. HHJ GOATchazka

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    its a time for those who fear triple digits takedowns to rest comfortably
     
  6. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Does that mean Ariel Helwani can't work at UFC 200?
     
  7. Lovestorm The Force Is Strong With This Avatar Platinum Member

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    Cancel ramadan.
     
  8. Chitaouri Banned Banned

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    personal decisions gonna personal decisions
     
  9. 12ga. Silver Belt

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    Muslims take religion more serious than west's cafeteria Christians. I can respect that but he's losing out on a huge opportunity.
     
  10. DaGenius Silver Belt

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    I can understand. It always amazed me that Hakeem Olajuwon would play in the nba during Ramadan. I can't imagine a full Mma fight during then. Just regular training classes are a bear during that time
     
  11. killerkalibur A hamster who was framed for murder

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    I can respect that the same way I can respect Christians and Jews observing their religious holiday. Pastafarians, on the other hand, get no respect from me. My italian side makes it impossible for me to like them.
     
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  12. cumafish Silver Belt

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    or is Islam just more restrictive?
     
  13. ocean size Red Belt

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    Respect, but holy shit there are some funny jokes itt
     
  14. Dave4TheHorde Blue Belt

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    Would make cutting weight easier, kill two birds with one stone.
     
  15. Datura Purple Belt

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    lol this guy is fucking ridiculous. Maybe in 2021 when the moon is just right, when his body has fully healed and all religious holidays have been observed MAYBE he'll be back in the octagon.

    GTFO
     
  16. RonnyB Black Belt

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    Cut this guy already
     
  17. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Why would they want a guy who hasn't finished a fight in years on their biggest card anyway? He should have sinned and just went to Mecca afterwards for penance.
     
  18. HHJ GOATchazka

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    it means conor wont lose during ramadan,you should all be happy
     
  19. SirKratos Silver Belt

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    Ramadan Khabib would challenge DJ for the FLW title

    Speaking from experience
     
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