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Khabib Nurmagomedov Declines Nine-Figure Offer To Box Floyd Mayweather

Max Sherry

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Declines Nine-Figure Offer To Box Floyd Mayweather

It doesn't matter what kind of money you throw his way, Khabib is sticking to his word and remaining retired.

But according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz, the former UFC lightweight champion was recently offered the big bucks to lace up the gloves one last time to fight boxing royalty Floyd Mayweather.

And when we say "the big bucks", what we really mean is a whopping $100million.

Cash has never been a driving force behind the Russian wrestler's decorated career, so in typical Khabib fashion he politely declined and went about his business elsewhere.

"But you know, Khabib got offered $100 million after he was retired to fight Floyd Mayweather," Abdelaziz said on Mike Tyson's Hotboxin' podcast.

Floyd Mayweather. Credit: PA
Floyd Mayweather. Credit: PA

"$100 million. $100 million. You can ask Floyd. You can ask everybody. Khabib said, 'No, I'm retired. I told my mother I'm retired. I'm going to keep my word to my mother. If my mother told me to fight again, maybe I will. But right now, she told me not to fight.'"

But it seems that's not the only super-fight that has been proposed to the undefeated Khabib in recent weeks.

"Two weeks ago, 10 days ago, Dana White called me," Abdelaziz said.

"He said, 'Georges St-Pierre, he said he'll fight Khabib in a non-title fight at 165 pounds.'

"In a way, we've been waiting for Georges. I like Georges. He's my friend. I like Georges... We've been waiting for Georges for four or five years. 'I'm coming. I'm not coming'... Now, [St-Pierre] said, 'Hey, Khabib is retired. I'm retired. What about coming back and fighting Khabib now?"

But Khabib clearly isn't budging.

So with that being said, Abdelaziz has turned his attention elsewhere and put forward another of his big-name MMA clients to fight GSP in his UFC comeback.

"Georges St-Pierre wanted to come back," Abdelaziz added.

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Credit: PA
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Credit: PA

"He wanted someone untouchable, right? That's true. The pound-for-pound king right now? 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Kamaru Usman. That man never lost a fight in the UFC. (He) never got touched in the UFC. He's smashed everybody, right? In a way, if he wants to come back and fight somebody invincible, hey, they're the same weight. Come back. Georges St-Pierre can come back and fight Kamaru Usman. I'll be more than happy. The UFC will be more than happy. It will be such a huge fight."

I mean, how good would that be?

But if there's one thing we can all take away from these negotiations, it's that Khabib is well and truly done with competing - unless his mother gives him the green light.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Boxing News, Boxing, Australia, MMA, Dana White, Floyd Mayweather, Kamaru Usman, Georges St-Pierre

Max Sherry
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