Khabib Gets A Crazy Offer From 50 Cent… If He Joins Bellator…
Well now, this would be a turn-up for the books. If Khabib Nurmagamedov is serious about leaving the UFC, he has already received a firm offer from the company’s biggest Western rival, Bellator, courtesy of 50 Cent.
50 Cent has become something of a brand ambassador for the promotion. He’s been pumping money into the UFC’s biggest rival and is trying to get them to move onto bigger and better things. Signing Khabib would be an outrageous statement.
Nurmagamedov has a strained relationship with the organization he is currently dominating. He’s 27-0, with 11 wins in the UFC. He has dominated everybody he has faced, including Conor McGregor, Michael Johnson, and Edson Barboza. Now he’s warned the world’s biggest MMA promotion that he’ll walk away if they sack his teammate Zubaira Tukhagov.
I️ think it’s wrong what the UFC is doing to Khabib, they didn’t do the same thing to McGregor. I’ll pay 2 million cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator. pic.twitter.com/K7QYxR4IHI
— 50cent (@50cent) October 13, 2018
50 Cent made it clear that he thinks that the double standards the UFC are showing Khabib and his team is outrageous. He believes that the bus attack involving Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov was just as bad and that the company needs to show some consistency to their fighters. He wrote:
“I think it’s wrong what the UFC is doing to Khabib, they didn’t do the same thing to McGregor. I’ll pay 2 million cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator.”
While it’s highly unlikely that the UFC will allow one of their most dominant fighters to move to their biggest American rival, it’s still a massive sign of intent from Bellator that they’re willing to show interest. Yesterday, Chael Sonnen said that he’ll quit the promotion if they don’t re-sign free agent Eddie Alvarez. Bellator is going places fast and it’s great for the sport of MMA.
Nurmagamedov made it very clear that if Tukhugov goes, he will leave the UFC too. The Russian fighter has already been pulled from his upcoming fight against Conor McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov (and GOAT) next month. ‘The Russian Hammer’ has demanded that Tukhugov face his punishment. More than likely, he’ll be fined and given a last warning. He’s clearly an idiot because he’s just coming off a 2.5-year suspension for PED use. Khabib warned the UFC:
“If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I’ll break it myself.
“And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end.”
The UFC suddenly finds themselves in a delicate position. Khabib has just beaten their most marketable asset in Conor McGregor – and a rematch will be massive, assuming it does happen. However, they need to show that no single fighter is bigger than the promotion.
It’s a pity they didn’t think that about McGregor too.