There seems to be a huge connection between Khabib Nurmagomedov and jumping nowadays…
Just this weekend, UFC’s undefeated lightweight champ Khabib welcomed the former two-division champion Conor McGregor back to the Octagon with a fourth-round submission defeat. It was an impressive win on the Russian fighter’s end, but not quite a good night.
Shortly after tapping the Irish fighter out in a rear-naked choke, Khabib jumped out of the cage to attack McGregor’s cornerman, Dillon Danis. Allegedly, the usually-composed Russian fighter lost his temper after Danis threw offensive words at him.
That’s the first case of jumping on Khabib’s part. Now, it seems like another contact sports promotion is asking him to jump inside their ring.
On a social media post, “The Eagle” wrote:
“@WWE ask me to jump inside. What do you think guys?”
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 12, 2018
Despite the infamous post-fight melees including Khabib, McGregor and their teammates and fans, it was still a fantastic bout between two of the promotion’s greatest MMA fighters.
From start to finish, the matchup has never failed to hype up the fans who have watched at home and in the Las Vegas arena with their performances. Several fighters are now calling out to fight them, but Conor’s sights are set on doing a rematch.
Nate Diaz is reportedly waiting for Khabib to recover to get a title shot. Also, the world’s largest wrestling promotion offered Khabib to fight inside their ring, at least according to the lightweight champ himself.
From his tweet, Khabib appeared to immediately set sights on former UFC heavyweight king and WWE champion Brock Lesnar. Isn’t Brock a UFC fighter magnet?
In July, Lesnar entered the Octagon just after two-division champ Daniel Cormier defeated former heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic. DC called him out to set him a heavyweight title shot in the UFC.
If Khabib will be interested in fighting the WWE as well, we have no idea which division would deem fit. Nevertheless, WWE always finds ways to put up a great show. Could we be seeing yet more UFC stars migrating to pro wrestling in the future?