Khabib reveals offer to join WWE after Conor McGregor controversy as he calls out Brock Lesnar 

Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed a potential offer to switch allegiances to the WWE

He tweeted: '@WWE ask me to jump inside. What do you think guys? #SmashLesnar #FakeFights'

Khabib is awaiting to hear what his punishment will be from the brawl in Vegas but should sanctions fall with one of his team-mates, he vowed on Thursday to turn his back on UFC.

In a sensational ultimatum Khabib claimed he will quit if team-mate Zubaira Tukhugov is sanctioned for hitting McGregor in the staggering post-fight brawl.

The Dagastani's UFC future is in doubt following the brawl after beating Conor McGregor

Khabib vowed to quit the UFC if team-mate Zubaira Tukhugov is not allowed to fight again

In a lengthy statement published on Instagram on Thursday, Khabib wrote: 'Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?

'Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. 

'If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself.' 

The Dagastani had climbed from the cage to punch McGregor's team-mate Dillon Danis before the chaos entered the octagon with Tukhugov punching McGregor in the back of the head with security overwhelmed. 

UFC President Dana White said after the brawl was diffused inside the T-Mobile Arena that Tukhugov and Islam Makhachev, another Russian MMA fighter, will never fight in his competition again. 

McGregor and Khabib have both been suspended temporarily as the brawl is investigated

Khabib's tweet on Friday prompted suggestions of a WWE bout with star name Brock Lesnar

Tukhugov, who has fought in the UFC four times, was due to face McGregor's team-mate Artem Lobov later this month but that fight has been plunged into serious doubt because of the incident.

Makhachev, on the other hand, had won five of his six fights but his UFC career is now over following the moment of madness at the T-Mobile Arena

The Nevada State Athletic Commission have temporarily suspended both Khabib and McGregor as they probe the incident further - but it now appears the WWE are willing to offer him an alternative route.

Vince McMahon's billion dollar corporation has helped UFC stars previously such as Ronda Rousey make the transition away from the octagon. 

Khabib's team-mate Zubaira Tukhugov has seen his UFC future left in doubt after the brawl

Ronda Rousey is among a handful of MMA fighters who made the switch to join the WWE

McGregor has previously talked of WWE's interest in him before he upset a host of the corporation's big names by labelling them 'dweebs'. 

Lesnar lost his WWE Universal championship in a match against Roman Reigns back in August at SummerSlam, paving the way for a return to the Octagon. 

The veteran wrestler is scheduled to be back among the WWE crew at an event in December and would no doubt be interested in pitting himself against the best wrestler in the UFC lightweight division. 

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  • West Ham team news: Predicted line up vs Tottenham – Carroll, Wilshere injury updates

    West Ham team news: Predicted line up vs Tottenham – Carroll, Wilshere injury updates

    d but the game will come too soon for long-term absentee Andy Carroll.</p><p>Reports had suggested the towering striker was ahead of schedule in his recovery and was in line to make a shock appearance in the West Ham squad versus their London rivals.</p><p>However, despite Carroll nearing a return to action, the Spurs clash will come too soon.</p><p>Jack Wilshere is also not ready to make a comeback but is set for an imminent return to training and could feature in the coming weeks.</p><p>The Chilean boss will be delighted with his midfield options in recent weeks with Declan Rice proving his top flight credentials.</p><p>He will start once again alongside Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang.</p><p>Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko are set to start on either wing with main man Marko Arnautovic featuring through the middle.</p><p>Arthur Masuaku, Javier Hernandez and Robert Snodgrass are minor fitness worries but are expected to be available for selection.</p><p>Masuaku is the most likely to start at left-back, with Pablo Zabaleta filling the opposite full-back slot.</p><p>Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena have struck up an impressive partnership in the defence in front of Lukasz Fabianski.</p><p>Manuel Lanzini is still a long way off returning from a ligament injury despite continuing his rehabilitation at the Rush Green training base.</p><p>(4-3-3) Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Obiang; Yarmolenko, Arnautovic, Anderson.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. </p>

    1 October 18, 2018
  • Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko a January target for La Liga side Real Betis

    Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko a January target for La Liga side Real Betis

    y Real Betis in January</p><p>Agent Alan Prudnikov claimed that he spoke with Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli earlier this year and suggested a deal could be resurrected for his utility player.</p><p>'Napoli showed interest both over the summer and the year before, but never managed to find an agreement with Manchester City.</p><p>However, Betis will face fierce competition for the Ukrainian's signature from Napoli</p><p>'I met with Giuntoli and we laid down the foundations of a deal with Zinchenko.</p><p>'But the two clubs could not agree a fee. We'd be ready to discuss it again, though.'</p><p>Zinchenko will be looking for more game time after featuring just twice this season for Pep Guardiola's City side in all competitions - against Oxford in the Carabao Cup and Brighton in the Premier League.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 October 18, 2018
  • Manchester United stars drive into training ahead of date with Chelsea

    Manchester United stars drive into training ahead of date with Chelsea

    from their opening eight games, it remains to be seen what the comeback win over Newcastle will do for morale.</p><p>Romelu Lukaku was behind the wheel as he drove into Manchester United training</p><p>Fresh from scoring against Spain for England, Marcus Rashford arrives at Carrington</p><p>Juan Mata had a broad smile on his face as he geared up for Thursday's training session</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 October 18, 2018
  • LeBron James reveals Portland Trail Blazers worries ahead of Lakers league debut

    LeBron James reveals Portland Trail Blazers worries ahead of Lakers league debut

    lazers tonight at the Moda Centre.</p><p>The small forward played the majority of the pre-season matches as he eased his way into the team following a summer-switch from Cleveland Cavaliers.</p><p>And now he is ready to help launch the Lakers&rsquo; play-off push, although he is wary of the dangers last year&rsquo;s third seed possess.</p><p>James has also highlighted how difficult it is to play in front of the home fans in Oregon.</p><p>&ldquo;I think it starts with their fans. Their fans are diehard, loyal,&rdquo; James said.</p><p>&ldquo;It starts with their team what they have put together over the last 17 years.</p><p>Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum were two of the Trail Blazers&rsquo; stand-out performers last term.</p><p>And James knows his side will have to be at their best to keep them quiet.</p><p>&ldquo;They are two of the toughest one-two punches that we have in our league, as far as point guard and shooting guard,&rdquo; he added.</p><p>&ldquo;I have had the triple-double [in Portland] and I have had some good success up there in my career. It has always been fun and a good reception.&rdquo;</p><p>Meanwhile, head coach Luke Walton suggests James could play an 82-game season once again this year.</p><p>"Rest with me is always kind of, you've got to take it as it comes," Walton said. "See how the season's going, get to those tough stretches. Are there nagging injuries happening or not?</p><p>&ldquo;And that's when you would do it. We're not going to just rest somebody just to rest them. Only if the body or mind needs it, in my opinion."</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. </p>

    1 October 18, 2018

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