What is going to happen with Khabib Nurmagomedov?
His UFC future is in severe doubt following his victory against Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
Immediately after his fourth round victory in Las Vegas, Khabib jumped out of the cage in an attempt to attack McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.
It sparked a brawl outside the octagon, while members of Khabib’s camp traded punches with McGregor inside the octagon.
One of Khabib’s teammates who was involved in a scuffle with McGregor was Zubaira Tukhugov - and he's since been punished by UFC.
That has led to Khabib threatening to quit UFC himself if Tukhugov is dismissed.
Khabib has since been offered opportunities by the likes of WWE and Bellator but surely his UFC days aren’t over just yet.
But even if Khabib doesn’t leave UFC, there’s simply no way he’s going to be having a rematch with McGregor it seems.
That's because Alex Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s uncle, has revealed that the 27-0 lightweight champion has already turned down a $15 million offer from McGregor for a rematch.
“No,” Khabib’s uncle told Sport-Express in Russia when asked if there’s a possibility of a rematch with McGregor.
"He will not fight him for any money. Yes, I know that they are offering him a rematch. From the start, they offered him 15 million, if he agrees.
“But Khabib said no. Let Conor stand in line, let him fight with others. But Khabib wants to fight [Tony] Ferguson, and then finish his career.”
And when asked how likely a fight with Ferguson is, Khabib’s uncle replied: “We planned it, but it can pass only if Khabib remains in the UFC.
“Many organizations with large prize funds offered him to sign a contract: Bellator, Akhmat, Fight Night. If Khabib remains in the UFC, then in April or May there will be a battle with Ferguson.”
Since that story emerged, UFC president Dana White has strongly denied it.News Now - Sport News