Khabib Nurmagomedov has landed back in Russian Federation to a hero's welcome after his astonishing victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas. However, that would deprive him of an October 27 fight between Nurmagomedov's teammate Zubaira Tukhugov and Artem Lobov, one of McGregor's best friends.
Sportsbook Bovada have released odds on McGregor's next fight in the UFC and the rematch with "The Eagle" is considered the favourite at -155 (13/20) while rematches against Nate Diaz and Jose Aldo have been given odds of +130 (13/10) and +900 (9/1) respectively.
Khabib is facing a possible suspension after jumping out of the Octagon to confront members of McGregor's camp, while his own team jumped up to attack McGregor.
Dana White was asked whether he would be interested in promoting a rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, considering the risks that can not be ignored, but he remained non-committal on running it back. He came to Brooklyn and went after my bus. this is a respect sport, not trash talking. "But [McGregor] talked about my religion, my country, my father". Moments after McGregor submitted to a rear-naked choke, Nurmagomedov jumped the cage fence and went after McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis, inciting an all-out brawl.
On Monday, UFC president Dana White appeared on ESPN's First Take and said McGregor is looking for a rematch with Nurmagomedov immediately. "The biggest night of the year, and I'm disgusted". Daniel Cormier has offered some i.
Nurmagomedov touched down in Russian Federation on Monday evening and was mobbed by his supporters, who got a glimpse of the man who emerged victorious in the battle for the UFC lightweight title on the weekend. I mean Khabib. We'll see how this thing plays out.
Former UFC interim champ Tony Ferguson saw off Anthony Pettis in his return to action in the co-main event on Saturday, with the pair serving up a brutal slugfest that saw "El Cucuy" win via second-round TKO. It would be the UFC's biggest pay-per-view to date, a tremendous feat.