Ever since the dominant win over Conor McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov has become a global superstar. He headlined a monumental event in Abu Dhabi, defending his title against Dustin Poirier. And he will take on Tony Ferguson next in the main event of UFC 249. According to UFC president, Dana White if Khabib gets past Ferguson then Conor vs Khabib rematch is the fight to make. However, Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz is not entertaining the rematch at all.
Abdelaziz talked about what is next for Khabib Nurmagomedov after Ferguson and said that as per the ranking Justin Gaethje should get the next title shot. He made it clear that if Conor wants to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch then he must do more than beating 36 years old veteran, Donald Cerrone. Conor will have to fight guys like Justin Gaethje, and Islam Makachev to earn the rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Conor McGregor will have to beat relevant fighters in the division.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was offered 100 million dollars to fight Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather: Ali Abdelaziz
In a recent interview with TMZ, Abdelaziz even said that Khabib Nurmagomedov was offered 100 million dollars to fight Conor McGregor in Saudi Arabia. He also claimed that Khabib was offered the same amount for a showdown with Floyd Mayweather. Abdelaziz claimed:
“I know some people in Saudi Arabia right now. They met with me. They want to pay $100 million to fight Conor in Saudi Arabia. They want to pay $100 million for Khabib to fight Floyd in Saudi Arabia.”
When asked about who would Khabib fight between Conor and Khabib after the fight against Ferguson, Abdelaziz said that Khabib vs Floyd is more likely to happen. “I think more likely you can see Khabib vs Floyd.”
Abdelaziz sends a message to Conor saying that he will have to fight Justin Gaethje before asking for a title shot against Khabib. Abdelaziz stated:
“Conor will have to start beating some guys who are relevant. Hey, b**h, go fight Justin Gaethje, get a win, and after that, come back for a title shot.”
It’s certainly possible that Khabib Nurmagomedov fights Floyd Mayweather down the lane. And if that kind of money is involved then UFC is likely to make the fight in Saudi Arabia. However, Khabib will have to overcome Tony Ferguson first. Tony Ferguson has been steamrolling his opponents inside the octagon for years now. And beating him is not going to be an easy task for the lightweight champion.
Who do you want to see Khabib fight if he gets past Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor or Floyd Mayweather?