UFC prez calls McGregor’s $15-m offer to Khabib for rematch #1 bullshit
Dana White said the organization has never talked about that amount of money.
Dana White, the head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has denied the rumors that the Irishman Conor McGregor had ever offered $15 million to the lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for a rematch. White said this in an Instagram post.
“This story is Number 1 BULLSHIT,” says the post of the UFC head. Nurmagomedov commented agreeing that there is "too much bullshit news."
“Everything went out of control. Too much bullshit news, ” Nurmagomedov wrote.
Meanwhile, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and coach of the Russian fighter, said that his son would never agree to fight the Irishman for $2 million. He said they would demand “5 times as much” as Conor had (the Irishman was supposed to be paid $3 million, that means Nurmagomedov practically named the sum of $15 million).
"My opinion is that they pay so little to Khabib because before that, they gave (Conor) three times the amount they gave to Khabib. And now we want five times the money Conor is paid. We were dominant enough to destroy him, suffocate him, make him surrender,” RIA Novosti quoted Nurmagomedov Sr. as saying.
Earlier, UFC President Dana White said he had no intention of ruining his relations with the lightweight champion or excluding him.
Nurmagomedov defended the champion title on October 6 in a fight with Conor McGregor. There was a scandalous post-fight scuffle between the Russian and the Irishman. According to Khabib, McGregor’s coach had insulted him, calling him a “f*cking Muslim rat”.
Following the incident, Nurmagomedov’s $2-million fee was suspended. Dana White said then that Khabib might no longer be part of the UFC.