Floyd Mayweather Confirms He Is Definitely Boxing Khabib


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

Mayweather (50-0) retired from boxing in August 2017, immediately following a lucrative contest against UFC star Conor McGregor.

Nurmagomedov recently called out the retired boxing great, having extended his flawless MMA record to 27-0 by destroying McGregor in the pair's megafight in Las Vegas.

"Oh, we fighting. He called me out".

"He called me out so he gotta come to my world (boxing)."
"I can't say what's going on on Khabib's end, but on my end we can make it happen", Mayweather said.

"When I face Khabib, of course I am getting a nine-figure payday", he said. Mayweather then added, "We can make it happen".

Mayweather, who boasts a flawless 50-0 record and the unbeaten Nurmagomedov (27-0) would be certain to generate another bumper payday if they do fight. Probably $US100m more, guaranteed.

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Mayweather did not knock down McGregor during their fight a year ago, but appeared to be toying with his opponent in the early rounds. It also has been reported that Mayweather would come out of retirement and fight in the UFC in a rematch with McGregor.

"If you decide to fire him, you should know that you'll lose me too", Khabib declared. Tukhugov was on the UFC roster at the time and scheduled to next fight McGregor teammate Artem Lobov.

"Let's go Floyd, we have to fight now", Nurmagomedov said.

Nurmagomedov claimed that he already had one over on Mayweather by putting McGregor down in their bout, which the boxer failed to do in his 10th-round TKO win over the Irishman - although Mayweather dismissed that notion.

White stopped short of confirming whether or not Tukhugov will remain on the UFC roster, although he's already been pulled from his upcoming fight on October 27 against Artem Lobov at the UFC Fight Night card in Canada. Let's go. Why not? Only one king. Of course, I am the king because he can not drop McGregor but I drop him easily. "It could be somewhere upwards of $110m to $200m guaranteed".

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