Khabib Wants Ferguson And Retirement
While Floyd Mayweather is calling, it seems Khabib Nurmagomedov has an idea on how he wants to proceed with his career.
The UFC lightweight champion’s uncle, Alex Nurmagomedov, claimed in an interview with the Sport Express that his nephew was offered $15 million for a rematch against Conor McGregor, but would rather finally fight Tony Ferguson and then retire.
“From the start, they offered him 15 million if he agrees,” Alex Nurmagomedov told Sport Express. “But Khabib said no. Let Conor stand in line, let him fight with others. Khabib wants to fight Ferguson, and then finish his career.”
“We planned (a Ferguson fight), but it can pass only if Khabib remains in the UFC,” Alex Nurmagomedov told Sport Express. “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.
“For $2 million (from Bellator), Khabib will not fight. Now he is ready to go into battle for no less than $5 million. In Bellator we were told to name our amount and they are ready to sign a contract. If Khabib leaves UFC, another eight people can leave with him. I can not list them all, but they are powerful, good fighters. I will not yet call their names. The UFC asked Khabib not to hurry, because they have not yet made a final decision.”
Initial Report: MMA Junkie