Ever since his epic victory of Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last weekend, as well as the antics that were displayed after the fight, it is safe to say that Khabib Nurmagomedov has now become a bona fide superstar in the UFC.
However due to the brawl, not only will there be extreme consequences for Nurmagomedov and his team, but more importantly this will take a huge possible toll on the UFC as far as the future is concerned.
Not to mention the fact that the Nevada Athletic Commission has already upheld Nurmagomedov’s fight purse of $2 million dollars pending the investigation of the incident, will now leave a strain on the UFC’s relationship with the UFC lightweight champion.
Regardless of what happens, one thing for Nurmagomedov is for sure, he has created more exposure for himself like never before in his MMA career thanks to this heated rivalry with Conor McGregor.
An example of this new found super stardom happened last week when Nurmagomedov publicly spoke out about how the UFC had treated his teammate Zubaira Tuhkugov by pulling him out of a scheduled bout with Artem Lobov another teammate of McGregor’s, for the end of the month and threatened to leave the company.
But perhaps the biggest sign of Nurmagomedov’s growing star power also came last week, when non other than award winning hip hop artist now turned working partner of Bellator MMA 50 Cent, offered to pay the reigning UFC lightweight champion 2 million dollars in cash to sign and compete in the organization, should he uphold his promise to leave the UFC.
Nurmagomedov though, could have much bigger plans in place.
Those bigger plans were revealed just yesterday, as a Instagram video was posted by boxing manager DeJuan Blake that showed Khabib Nurmagomedov at ringside with Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe discussing a potential a super fight between him and Floyd Mayweather.
“Hey, let’s go, Floyd,” Nurmagomedov said. “We have to fight now. 50-0 vs. 27-0. Two guys never lose. Let’s go. Why not? Because in the jungle, only one king. Only one king. Of course, I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor but I drop him easily. Let’s go!”
For Ellerbe, the possibility of another super fight for his man Mayweather, this time going against a man who’s primarly known for his decorated grappling skills looks quite enticing for the head of Mayweather Promotions.
“You gonna get some of that work, baby!” said Ellerbe in response to Nurmagomedov’s call out.
While all this is great for Khabib Nurmagomedov, he must first try to resolve his current situation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission who have temporarily suspended him pending a complete investigation of the UFC 229 post fight scuffle.
Nurmagomedov followed up the post with another stating that he did not want the fight to take place in Las Vegas.