Dana White Says Khabib Ain't Quitting UFC, 'We Worked It Out'
Dana White Khabib Ain't Quitting UFC ... 'We Worked It Out'
10/16/2018 1:15 PM PT
Dana White tells TMZ Sports ... he and Khabib Nurmagomedov have worked out their issues and "The Eagle" will not be leaving the UFC.
"We're good with Khabib," Dana said ... "He's staying. This will all work out."
Remember, Khabib threatened to leave the organization if White fired his teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov, for his role in the post-fight madness at UFC 229.
"If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too," Khabib posted on Instagram last week.
So, when we saw Dana out in NYC moments ago, we had to ask if he felt there was a real risk that Khabib would walk.
"We worked it out. We're gonna get everything worked out. Obviously, he was a little upset and a little fired up."
He continued, "Listen, guys get very emotional man and that was a very emotional fight for him. At the end of the day, Khabib is a great guy and we've always had a great relationship with him."
The other question ... does this mean Khabib AND Zubaira will remain on the UFC roster?
"Well, [Khabib's] staying in the UFC," Dana said ... telling us he's not 100% sure about Zubaira's future.
He did assure us that Khabib is happy and "this will all work out."
We also asked Dana about Conor McGregor's future and his desire to fight at AT&T Stadium in Dallas after talking with Jerry Jones -- check out what he said.