He might be known as 'Money' but Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz has claimed that Floyd Mayweather is running out of it and is desperate to fight the undefeated UFC star.
Khabib Nurmagomedov's fight with Conor McGregor last October made both men and the UFC a lot of money, with a buyrate reported at around 2.4 million, and now Floyd Mayweather wants a piece of that money.
Speaking to TMZ, the Russian's manager Ali Abdelaziz, who was targeted by McGregor in the lead up to the pairs infamous fight, claimed that Mayweather has been calling him constantly for a fight, saying, "Floyd Mayweather to this day keeps begging to fight Khabib, begging!
"Floyd's running out of money.
"I'm telling you, people reaching out to me every week about Floyd to fight Khabib but at the end of the day, we're not interested, for now."
In December, ahead of his exhibition fight in Japan against Tenshin Nasukawa, Bleacher Report reported that following the fight Mayweather would have $1 billion throughout his career.
On top of that Celebrity Net Worth estimate that the undefeated boxer's net worth is at $560 million, which doesn't exactly suggest he's desperate for money.
Just last week the 42-year-old posed on Instagram with $1 million in his hands and said that behind him there was someone counting up another $1 million.
Mayweather hasn't fought since his New Year's Eve bout with Tenshin, which didn't last past the first round, and it's unlikely he'll have another professional fight again.
There had been talk of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, who faces Keith Thurman this weekend, but chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, told Boxing Scene, the American didn't want the fight, saying, "Floyd has no interest. He has zero interest. He's been doing this all his life. And after a while, you get burned out. He's given the sport everything."
Khabib hasn't fought since beating McGregor last year, partially due to his suspension after jumping out of the octagon following the fight, but will defend his title soon.
At UFC 242 in September the undefeated Russian faces interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier to decide the undisputed champion.
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