Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Mayweather Names His One Condition For Khabib Fight To Take Place

Mayweather Names His One Condition For Khabib Fight To Take Place

Former world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says a fight with mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov is "happening".

Mayweather retired after his last fight, in which beat another UFC star, McGregor.

"What I exactly said is CBS, Showtime, MGM Grand, get that check book ready because you already know I'm Floyd Money Mayweather".

"Who's the A-side?! He called me out, so he's got to come to my world". We fighting. I mean, I'm my own boss.

"When I face Khabib, of course, I will make a nine-figure payday..."

In the opinion of Canelo, Mayweather taking part in contests against UFC fighters like McGregor and Khabib are only hurting the sport. "Probably $100m more - I'm going to say between $110m and $200m (more) guaranteed".

Although there was outrage at the ugly scenes at the end of the Nurmagomedov-McGregor fight at UFC 229 the reality is that it increased Nurmagomedov's profile exponentially, making any fight with Mayweather easy to sell.

McGregor made a brief foray into boxing previous year to take on Mayweather, who moved to 50-0 in the paid ranks by stopping the Irishman in the 10th round of their highly lucrative showdown. "Of course we know, Vegas is the fighting capital, and after the fight you have to conduct yourself like a true professional, not just in the in the ring, but outside the ring also... it was a big melee [with McGregor's team], I haven't had a chance to see it, but from what I heard it was a insane melee".

Nurmagomedov told Mayweather "in the jungle there is only one king" in requesting a bout.

"If he wants to return, I ask him to look my way to give a great fight to the fans".

Mayweather said: "Vegas is the fighting capital and after the fight you have to conduct yourself like a true professional, not just in the ring, but outside the ring also".

"I see on the interview, when he hit Conor McGregor he knocked him down and I didn't knock Conor McGregor down".

But UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who is a teammate of Nurmagomedov, declared the match-up a joke.

"I'm Floyd Mayweather", he said. But you don't have to win to get paid and let's be honest, that's what this is all about in the end.

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