Khabib reveals offer from WWE
WITH UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov's future hanging in the balance, he is claiming to have been approached by World Wrestling Entertainment.
The world's largest wrestling promotion has wasted no time in going after the in-demand Russian and wants him to become the latest UFC star to make the switch.
He would join Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar as fighters who have made the shock decision to change allegiances.
And he appeared to immediately set his sights on former UFC heavyweight king and ex-WWE Universal champion Lesnar.
Lesnar is one of the biggest drawcards in both UFC and WWE, but Nurmagomedov wants a piece of the man known as "The Beast Incarnate".
Lesnar is expected to return to the Octagon in 2019, after a much-hyped fight with current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier later this year fell through.
Conor McGregor, beaten by Nurmagomedov last Sunday, has spoken of WWE's interest before and upset a series of the organisation's superstars when he taunted them two years ago, declaring the roster was full of "dweebs".
As the investigation into the ugly fallout from UFC 229 continues, the speculation surrounding Nurmagomedov's future will only intensify.
UFC 229 has been the biggest talking point in the world of sport for the past week, thanks to the ugly fallout from the main event.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov went toe-to-toe, but it was after the fight when the real action kicked off.
Khabib's rampage out of the cage, along with his teammates jumping McGregor inside the cage, set the UFC into meltdown.
The horrific moment captured the world's attention and left UFC boss Dana White "disgusted" about what had unfolded.
Both fighters were handed 10-day suspensions from the UFC, but one of Khabib's friends and teammates could be facing severe punishment.
Zubaira Tukhugov was revealed to be the man who jumped into the cage and sucker-punched McGregor while the Irishman was unawares.
White pulled the pin on Tukhugov's next fight, scheduled for October 27, before revealing he was considering banning him completely.
The move didn't sit too well with Russian champ Nurmagomedov, who threatened to quit the UFC if his teammate was removed.
Nurmagomedov is riding an 11-fight win streak and the ideal fight for the champion to defend his belt would be against Tony Ferguson.
Ferguson is ranked No.1 ranked contender and is also riding his own 11-win fight streak after dispatching Anthony Pettis prior to the UFC 229 main event.
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