Dana White, the UFC president, said in the aftermath of the brawl that Tukhugov would never fight in UFC again.
Khabib is right - he did drop McGregor with a right hand during their fight at UFC 229, which is something Mayweather didn't do in his fight with McGregor (but definitely could have if he took the fight 100 percent seriously). "I'll pay 2 million cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator".
Tukhugov (18-4), a featherweight, was set to fight McGregor teammate Artem Lobov later this month. Nurmagomedov threatened to leave the UFC if Tukhugov is released from the UFC. "He [Jackson] called me yesterday and he said, "Hey, what's going on with this?' Coker said at the Bellator 208 post-fight press conference on Saturday (video courtesy of MMAjunkie.com)".
"His money is frozen, I think he may be fined $350,000. That has to do with the commission and the fighter and the league.' So that's their business". However, his win was overshadowed by an ugly post-fight melee.
Scott Coker on not being able to control what 50 Cent says: "I think what he means by that is like him as a manager". Jackson recently signed a deal with Bellator that will allow him to issue a $1 million payout to the victor of the welterweight grand prix.
Nurmagomedov isn't likely to jump to Bellator, where 50 Cent is a brand ambassador, but he did respond to the rapper's offer. The agreement also includes licensing deals with the rapper's champagne and apparel company.
"Of course I am the king because he could not drop McGregor and I dropped him easily", added Nurmagomedov, who not only dominated McGregor with his superior wrestling skills, but also showed himself to be a competent striker, landing a torrent of strikes to the Irishman's head and body.