What next for Khabib Nurmagomedov?
The Russian made it 27-0-0 with a dominant victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, beating the Irishman with a neck crank in the fourth round.
However, that could be Khabib’s last action in UFC.
After beating McGregor, he decided to jump out of the cage and attack McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis, sparking a mass brawl both outside and inside the octagon.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) have withheld Khabib’s $2 million purse and have handed both he and McGregor an initial 10-day suspension, pending an investigation.
But The Eagle might make the decision for them.
With a punishment looming over his teammate Zubaira Tukhugov, Khabib has threatened to quit UFC on his own accord.
On Instagram, Khabib wrote: “If you decide to fire him [Tukhugov], you should know that you’ll lose me too.”
So if he does leave UFC, where does Khabib go?
Well, he’s already claimed to have received an offer from WWE.
And now, he’s received an offer from Bellator MMA.
50 Cent - who has become something of a brand ambassador for Bellator - sent an Instagram post that read: “I think it’s wrong what the UFC is doing to Khabib, they didn’t do the same thing to McGregor.
“I’ll pay 2 million cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator.
“I’ll deal with Dana and your contract later. The UFC is not the only game in town. Zubaira is welcome also.”
And Khabib replied.
He wrote back saying: “Just send me location.”
But 50 Cent wanted to reassure Khabib that he was being genuine and fired back with: “I’m dead serious Khabib.”
Whether Khabib will take up 50 Cent’s offer - or WWE’s offer - remains to be seen but there is serious doubt over his UFC future right now.
Amusingly, Khabib also used the phrase "send me location" after McGregor smashed up his team's bus.
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