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Khabib was celebrated back in Russia after defeating Conor McGregor..

Khabib Nurmagomedov has received an interesting offer just days after UFC 229 chaos

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Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor lived up to expectations - although not in the way anyone would have predicted.

The Russian forced McGregor to submit in the fourth round to retain his lightweight title before promptly starting a mass brawl after he climbed over the cage and jumped into the crowd, attacking his opponent's team.

There was fighting outside the cage, with more inside and McGregor began clashing with members of Khabib's team.

It was chaos and the fallout has been huge for both the UFC and fighters involved.

Khabib immediately had his purse withheld as Dana White talked about him possibly not being able to fight in the USA again if his visa is revoked.

Then, on Thursday evening, it was announced that both Khabib and McGregor will be temporarily suspended by the UFC as they investigate the incident.

Both could be suspended indefinitely as a result of that investigation - although it looks as though Khabib already has a standing offer if he is left without work in the UFC.

The 30-year-old revealed on Twitter that he's been approached by WWE; "WWE ask me to jump inside," he wrote. "What do you think guys?"

Khabib defeated McGregor to retain his UFC lightweight belt.

He then used the hashtags 'SmashLesnar' and 'FakeFights' - suggesting he's got a pretty good handle on what WWE would ask him to do.

Khabib wouldn't be the first MMA star to jump into the world of professional wrestling, of course, as both Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey have found the spotlight there - although neither was at the top of the sport when they did so.

The events on Saturday night have made Khabib the most talked about star in MMA and you can bet that the UFC plans on capitalising on that as much as they can.

It's not exactly a surprise that WWE are also happy to capitalise if the UFC find they can't - people will want to watch him whatever he does next.

The only thing that's certain is that leaping into the crowd is going to make Khabib an awful lot of money.

Topics:
Dana White
UFC
Ronda Rousey
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Conor McGregor

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