A week after a convincing victory over Conor McGregor which was over shadowed by the post match altercation and suspension of both Khabib and Connor, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has immediately made moves to boost his stock further. In a video posted by Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, Khabib was seen issuing a challenge to Floyd Mayweather.
“Hey, let’s go Floyd. We have to fight now. 50-0 vs 27-0. Two guys, never lose,” Khabib said in a video posted on Ellerbe’s Instagram account. “Let’s go! Why not? Because in the jungle, only one king. Of course I am the king, because he cannot drop McGregor, but I dropped him easily. Let’s go.”
Mayweather is no stranger to MMA fighters calling him out, and while he famously boxed former UFC champion Conor McGregor last year, other callouts have fallen on deaf ears. This time, however, he obliged Khabib with a response. “CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out,” “LET’S MAKE LAS VEGAS GREAT AGAIN,” Mayweather wrote on Instagram showing his eagerness to fight against Khabib
It is quite unclear whether or not Khabib was serious about his challenge, as no specific rules for the fight had been determined. For now, he will first have to deal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, who will decide upon his sanction for the UFC 229 post-fight brawl in a hearing set for October 24th.
No one is actually taking a potential boxing match between current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather too seriously. In fact, no one took Conor McGregor Vs Floyd last year seriously at the beginning, either, and Mayweather won it in the 10th round.
One man who doesn't think Khabib stepping into the boxing arena against one of the best to ever do is Daniel Cormier, one of Khabib’s best friends and training partners as he says the 155-pound champion would get beat down by the best boxer, “Floyd Mayweather will beat up Khabib so bad he’ll start wrestling in the boxing ring”.
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