UFC Officials Offered Khabib Nurmagomedov An Insane Paycheck To Rematch Conor McGregor!
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s father, claims his son received an insane payday offer for a rematch versus Conor McGregor!
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor fought on October 6th, 2018, at UFC 229. This amazing event sold around 2.4 million PPV (pay-per-view) million buys. Unfortunately, it will also be remembered by disgraceful post-fight riot. At the moment, both Conor and “Eagle” await NSAC penalties for their role in the incident.
The potential rematch could easily overtake their first clash in the number of PPV buys. Abdulmanap says UFC officials have already tried to persuade his son to fight “The Notorious” again. (h/t sport24.ru)
“They offered $15 million to rematch with Conor,” Abdulmanap told Sport 24’s Yaroslav Stepanov. “But we want $30 million, guys. $30 million!”
It looks like Abdulmanap and Khabib are interested in the rematch with Conor McGregor if UFC is ready to increase the payday.
Khabib Nurmagomedov even claims Conor has improved his skills. But, according to Abdulmanap, UFC Lightweight division also has other challengers who deserve to fight Khabib more than “Mystic Mac”, especially Tony Ferguson.
“Some skills have improved at McGregor, there are moments. There is growth, we notice it,” Khabib said.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov added: “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.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov announced before UFC 229 that his career might close to an end. But his father Abdulmanap claims his son doesn’t plan to hang up his gloves yet.
“Khabib has three to four battles left. I think that’s enough.
“How it goes, the Almighty alone knows, but the plans are as follows.”
Khabib’s father also looked back at Nevada State Athletic Commission and the possible outcome. He speculates his team might slip through with nine months outside of Octagon and $500,000 fine.
“I don’t know how it will end,” Abdulmanap said of his son’s ongoing issues with the NSAC.
“As far as I understand, we will get a fine of $500,000 (£396,000), and maybe we could not fight in the next nine months. Of course, it should have never happened.
“Now we are just looking forward for a bright future and other lucrative fights.”
What are your thoughts on this? Will UFC reach an agreement with Khabib Nurmagomedov and his father?