Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed the monster offers he’s turned down after retiring from the UFC in 2020.

Nurmagomedov signed off from the sport when he defeated Justin Gaethje via technical submission to defend and unify the UFC lightweight championship.

The UFC Hall of Fame member finished with a 29-0 unbeaten record.

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Throughout retirement, the 35-year-old has been constantly asked whether he’d return to the Octagon but has yet to go close to a return.

Speaking to Daniel Cormier on UFC Fight Pass’ recent Ultimate 30 countdown, Nurmagomedov admitted it’d been hard to turn down offers. 

“When you’re the best fighter in the world, when you’re strong enough, when you have money, when you’re famous, it’s very hard to say no to all these things,” he said.

“It’s very hard. It’s not easy. It’s not easy [to] just say no to 20, 30, 40 million dollars. But for myself, it’s not everything. This is not most important. It was not an easy decision, but if I decide, I decide.

“It’s finished. I leave this alone. I am happy and I never regret my decision. Never.”

Post-retirement, Nurmagomedov bought the Gorilla Fighting Championship and renamed it Eagle Fighting Championship.

Arsenal confirms �40m signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax

Arsenal have completed the signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax for a fee of £40million.


The Dutchman becomes Gunner’s second signing of the summer transfer window following the arrival of Kai Havertz from Chelsea last month.


Timber, 22, has signed a five-year deal with the club after Arsenal made a fresh bid for the defender last week.


Ajax had been holding out for a deal closer to £50m for the 22-year-old but the player’s desire to move to north London saw the two clubs reach an agreement.

‘Growing up in Utrecht we all dreamed of being football players,’ said Timber.


Arsenal confirms �40m signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax


‘When I watched games with my brothers when I was a kid, of course, I wanted to play for one of the biggest and best teams in the world.


‘But I really had the sense that it had to be a team who plays in the right way, a club that has the right values, that develops young talent and has an unbreakable bond with its supporters.


Arsenal confirms �40m signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax


‘And now that I’m here, I feel at home already. Something special is happening here, and I want to be part of it. Now, let’s get to work.’


The defender is a product of Ajax’s successful academy and was voted Eredivisie Player of the Year in 2021-22 as he helped the Dutch side win the league championship.


Arsenal confirms �40m signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax


Last season he made 47 appearances for Ajax across all competitions and scored two goals. 

Arsenal are set to confirm another £40 million buy before Declan Rice is officially announced.

Just this week, the Gunners agreed a staggering £105m move for the West Ham United captain in a transfer which is set to smash the record for an English player, as broken by The Athletic’s David Ornstein. This follows Kai Havertz’s move from rivals Chelsea, which was announced this week, too.

But Arsenal are still hungry for more additions – and before the club’s official channels proceed with the Rice confirmation, it seems as if yet another signing will be confirmed.

Kai Havertz poses after signing for Arsenal on June 28, 2023 in Marbella, Spain.

Kai Havertz poses after signing for Arsenal (Image credit: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has tweeted that it is a “matter of time” before Ajax starlet Jurrien Timber arrives at the Emirates Stadium, with the north Londoners agreeing a move with the Amsterdammers worth around £40m.

Rapper Bad Bunny

Rapper Bad Bunny’s ex–girlfriend is suing the rapper for at least $40m over a well-known voice recording she provided the singer before he became famous.

Carliz De La Cruz Hernández, whose breathy “Bad Bunny, baby” recording was included in two of the artist’s songs, claimed in a lawsuit filed this month in a Puerto Rico court that her voice and the phrase she came up with are being used without her permission.


The lawsuit, which was first reported by online Puerto Rico news site Noticel, notes that the phrase was used in the “Pa Ti,” song, which has more than 355 million views on YouTube and more than 235 million reproductions on Spotify. It also was used in the “Dos Mil 16” song, which has more than 60 million views on YouTube and 280 million reproductions on Spotify.

The lawsuit states that De La Cruz’s “distinguishable voice” also has been used without her consent for songs, records, promotions, worldwide concerts, television, radio, and social and musical platforms.


“Since then, thousands of people have commented directly on Carliz’s social media networks, as well as every time she goes to a public place, about the ‘Bad Bunny, baby.’ This has caused, and currently causes, that De La Cruz feels worried, anguished, intimidated, overwhelmed and anxious,” the lawsuit states.


Also sued is Noah Kamil Assad Byrne, manager for Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio.


De La Cruz and Martínez first became a couple in 2011. A year later, they began studying at the University of Puerto Rico in the north coastal town of Arecibo while also working at a nearby grocery store. The lawsuit stated that during that time, Martínez was constantly creating songs and rhythms and would seek opinions from De La Cruz, who also was in charge of scheduling his parties and handling invoices and contracts.


The birth of the phrase, “Bad Bunny, baby,” came about in 2015, and Martínez asked De La Cruz to record herself saying it. She did so in a bathroom one day while staying with a friend because that’s where it was least noisy and then sent it to him, the lawsuit stated.


On Jan. 1, 2016, Martínez asked De La Cruz to marry him, and they made plans to do so in July 2016. But in April 2016, Rimas Entertainment signed Martínez. That same year, De La Cruz was accepted into the University of Puerto Rico’s law school, and she ended her relationship with Martínez in May 2016.


They got back together in 2017, but once again went their separate paths. Then in May 2022, a Bad Bunny representative reached out to De La Cruz, saying he needed to talk to her.


“In that call, (the representative) said, ’I know you don’t like to talk about Voldemort (referring to Martínez), but I need to ask you something,” the lawsuit stated.


He offered her $2,000 to buy the recording of her voice. De La Cruz declined and then spoke with someone at Rimas Entertainment who also offered to buy it, saying the recording would be used in the upcoming album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” the lawsuit stated. But a deal was never reached, and the song was published without De La Cruz’s consent, according to the lawsuit.

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