According to the bossman, Dana White, everything has been worked out between Khabib Nurmagomedov and the UFC. Dana claims that Khabib is happy with him and the UFC. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission is still on the Khabib case and working things out with the UFC and The Eagle.
Dana did have on his tapdancing shoes when he was asked questions about Zubaira Tukhugov. Tukhugov was the guy who hopped the cage at UFC 229 and socked Conor McGregor in the head. Immediately after, Dana said that Zuba would be cut and never fight in the UFC again. Khabib issued a warning to White that he’d quit if Zuba was cut.
Dana wouldn’t address the Zuba situation, but it’s been reported by Ariel Helwani that he has been replaced by Michael Johnson in his scheduled fight with Artem Lobov. UFC.com does not show this on their site, though.
Someone has some ‘splaining to do, but at least Khabib is good with the UFC.