Khabib Nurmagomedov who is the current UFC lightweight champion reportedly received an enormous offer to rematch against Conor McGregor in 2019.
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov both first met two months ago in the headliner of October’s UFC 229 event, with “The Eagle” emerging victorious by way of fourth-round submission.
Immediately following the disappointing setback, “Mystic Mac” took to social media where he stated that he was “looking forward to the rematch“.
After defeating against Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor wanted a rematch but the Dana White said that he wants to book Tony Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov and have Conor rematch, Dustin Poirier.
However, Khabib’s father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov stated that an offer has already been made by the UFC.
“They offered $15 million (£11.8 million) to rematch with Conor,” Abdulmanap told Sport 24’s Yaroslav Stepanov (transcribed by TalkSport). “But we want $30 million, guys. $30 million!”
His father thinks that Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier are actually more deserving of the opportunity to fight his undefeated son rather than Conor McGregor.
“There are guys who deserve and wait for Khabib. We must respect them as fighters. This point should also be taken into account. Both the Dustin Poirier and [Tony] Ferguson. Ferguson, I think it deserves it.”
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