A recent report revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov and his management team had turned down a $15 million offer from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to rematch Conor McGregor after submitting him at UFC 229 a couple of weeks ago (see it again here).
Not so, says company president Dana White, who took to social media to emphatically shut down the report with a Khabib-esque response.
And that’s that.
White did, however, recently state that “The Eagle” wouldn’t be flying out of the company, telling TMZ Sports that he and his Lightweight champion had worked things out after Khabib threatened to quit the promotion if they released his friend and training partner, Zubaira Tukhugov, for his part in the post-fight melee.
Relive it again here.
While Dana wouldn’t commit to a decision regarding Tukhugov when pressed, UFC did remove him from his upcoming matchup against Artem Lobov, which was scheduled to go down at UFC Fight Night 138 on Oct. 27, 2018 in Montcon, New Brunswick, Canada.
As for Khabib, he is allegedly eyeing one final showdown inside the Octagon before he calls it a career, as he hopes to face Tony Ferguson once and for all after four recent failed attempts before he rides off into the sunset as an undefeated champion.
Which could open the door for this potential showdown.