Dana White shoots down latest Khabib rumors.
Yesterday afternoon Russian website Sport Express published a report that UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had recently turned down a $15 million offer for a rematch against Conor McGregor. Furthermore, the site claimed that Khabib's uncle, Alex Nurmagomedov, revealed the undefeated champ plans to retire following a match against Tony Ferguson.
“From the start, they offered him 15 million if he agrees,” Alex Nurmagomedov told Sport Express (H/T MMA Junkie). “But Khabib said no. Let Conor stand in line, let him fight with others. Khabib wants to fight Ferguson, and then finish his career.”
However, in the words of UFC President Dana White, these reports are "Number 1 BULLSHIT."
Shortly after the report surfaced, White took to instagram to share a photo of the headline which reads, "Khabib Nurmagomedov Offered $15 Million For Rematch With Conor McGregor, Turns It Down. Will Fight Ferguson And Retire." White's caption that accompanied the headline: "This story is number 1 BULLSHIT."
Additionally, Khabib himself jumped into the comment section of White's post with the following message, "@DanaWhite everything went out of control. To much bullshit news."
“We’re good,” White told the reporter. “We’re good with Khabib. You guys are still posting that sh-t, that was a week ago. A week ago. A lot happens in a week in this business.”
“We’re good. We worked it out. We’re gonna get everything worked out. Obviously, he was a little upset, he was a little fired up. We’ll get it all worked out.”
“Guys get very emotional, man,” he continued. “That was a very emotional fight for him, obviously. And at the end of the day, Khabib’s a great guy. We’ve always had a great relationship with him.”