50 Cent’s $2 Million Offer to Khabib Nurmagomedov Shut Down by Fighter’s Manager
New York-bred rapper 50 Cent knows where to put his money where his mouth is—but it may not work out for him this time around. Recently (Oct. 12), he made an offer of $2 million in efforts to get newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Khabib to fight for Bellator. However, Khabib's manager isn't having it.
50 started off the negotiations by tweeting that he disagreed with how Khabib was treated by the UFC. "I think it’s wrong what the UFC is doing to Khabib," he began the tweet. "They didn’t do the same thing to McGregor. I’ll pay 2 million cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator."
Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abedaziz, told TMZ that Nurmagomedov is not going to accept a “garbage” offer for $2 million because his client is worth more than that.
“For $2 million, [that won’t even] open a Coca-Cola bottle for Khabib,” Abdelaziz said. “Khabib makes a lot of money. If we talk about $50 million and up, we can talk. But $2 million? This is garbage."
50 later responded in an Instagram post that he deleted calling the situation "another case of bad representation."
The whole debate stems from the altercation that happened on Oct. 8, when Nurmagomedov then jumped out of the cage and headed towards McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis after winning the match that turned into a full blown brawl.
Following the fight, UFC President Dana White explained that Nurmagomedov's $2 million purse was being held by the Commission due to the investigation. She also said that the Nurmagomedov should be fined $250,000. McGregor, however, still received his $3 million purse. Both players will be placed on a 10-day suspension beginning on Oct. 15.
50 Cent's partnership with Bellator extended last month when the MC signed an apparel deal with the company. 50 also recently inked a $150 million deal for his hit series on Starz, Power.
Check out 50 Cent's tweet offering a deal to Khabib Nurmagomedov and the fighter's manager's response below.
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