Khabib Nurmagomedov offered $2m by 50 Cent to join Bellator MMA
Khabib Nurmagomedov threatened to quit UFC over the treatment of fellow Russian Zubaira Tukhugov - and he has now been offered an escape route by 50 Cent.
The American rapper has promised to pay Nurmagomedov $2million to fight for UFC's rival franchise, Bellator MMA.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, 50 Cent wrote: "The UFC is not the only game in town," later adding that Tukhugov would also be welcome to transfer.
The unofficial Bellator spokesman waded into the debate surrounding the likely fine heading Khabib's way after the post-fight chaos marred his mauling of Conor McGregor.
Rapper 50 Cent has made a $2m offer that could lead to Khabib leaving UFCGetty Images
"I think it's wrong what the UFC is doing to Khabib, they don't do the same thing to McGregor. I'll pay $2m cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator," 50 wrote.
Nurmagomedov didn't take long to reply directly to the post, responding: "Just send me location", before the Candy Shop singer offered to "send a plane for you in the morning".
Tukhugov punched McGregor after the Irishman had submitted to Nurmagomedov in the lightweight title fight last weekend.
Dana White, the UFC president, said in the aftermath of the brawl that Tukhugov would never fight in UFC again. Khabib hit back saying he would leave if his 'brother' was banned.