Khabib Nurmagomedov rejects £11.38m Conor McGregor rematch offer. Instead he will fight Tony Ferguson after choosing not to quit UFC, writes TheSun.
Khabib’s uncle, Alex, said there is no interest in fighting McGregor again and told him to “get in line.”
Speaking to Russian outlet Sport Express, he said: “Khabib is not interested (in a McGregor rematch,) he won’t fight him for any kind of money.
“I know that they offered him a rematch. Right away they offered him $15 million. But Khabib said ‘no.’ Conor has to get in the line, fight with others. Khabib wants to fight Ferguson.”
He added: “We were planning for Khabib to fight Ferguson in April or May and retire from sports after that. But now, if they fired Tukhugov, he said that he is refusing to accept his fight purse and might quit the UFC.
“We can’t exclude the possibility that this can actually happen. But if they keep Tukhugov, then in April-May we will fight Ferguson. We would be interested in this fight. Ferguson is a good fighter.”