UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who beat Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on Saturday night, appears to be teasing a jump to WWE.
Nurmagomedov’s status with UFC is up in the air after he threatened to quit the company if his training partner Zubaira Tukhugov was fired as Dana White said at the post-fight press conference. Tukhugov was one of the people who jumped the cage to attack McGregor but Nurmagomedov thinks it’s unfair to punish his teammates without repercussions on McGregor for the bus incident from a few months ago.
On Friday, Nurmagomedov wrote on Twitter:
“@WWE ask me to jump inside.
What do you think guys? #SmashLesnar #FakeFights”
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 12, 2018
It’s unclear if he was joking or if he is considering WWE as an option. I’m sure they would love to have him whenever he is contractually available.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor have been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. There will be a hearing on October 25 to determine if they will receive indefinite suspensions.