Dana White lines Khabib up with 'something special' amid Mayweather fight rumours after UFC 254 fight vs Gaethje

DANA WHITE has promised Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘something special’ after his UFC 254 clash with Justin Gaethje amid rumours of a fight with Floyd Mayweather.

The undefeated Eagle defends his lightweight title against The Highlight on October 24 on Fight Island.

Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier last time out in September 2019 before losing his father to coronavirus complications earlier this year.

Despite that, he has every confidence he will get his hand raised again in what many believe will be his toughest test yet.

And he revealed UFC president Dana White has promised him something big if he beats Gaethje.

Nurmagomedov said: “I don’t think (I’ll retire after this fight). We have a couple (of) options. We’re going to think about this after this fight.

“Dana told me after this fight, he has something special for me.

“But I told him, please keep this, after fight we’re going to talk. He says he has very big things after this fight for me. We’ll see.”

That instantly led to many believing a huge rematch with Conor McGregor could be on the cards.

Or that Nurmagomedov’s dream fight against Georges St-Pierre would be happen to determine who is the greatest of all-time.

Ali Abdelaziz tweeted: “I can guarantee you that surprise won’t be Conor or GSP It’s completely between me and Dana It will be something big But let’s show some respect to Justin This is the best lightweight title bout in the history.”

It comes just days after Floyd Mayweather declared he would be willing to come out of retirement to box McGregor and Nurmagomedov.

But he would want to be paid a whopping £230m to climb back into the ring.

Mayweather beat Notorious in a 10th round TKO in the boxing ring in August 2017.

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