Floyd Mayweather Responds To Khabib Challenging Him To A Fight
Floyd Mayweather has issued a response after Khabib Nurmagomedov laid down a challenge to him.
The 50-0 fighter took to social media to have his say, writing: "CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook [sic] out.
"Go to @leonardellerbe 's page to view Khabib Nurmagomedov challenging me."
CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out!
Go to @leonardellerbe 's page to view Khabib Nurmagomedov challenging me.#CBS#SHOWTIME #MGMGRAND#MayweatherPromotions pic.twitter.com/6OtiDhtbNx
- Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) October 15, 2018
Khabib made the call-out to his fellow undefeated fighter when mingling with Ellerbe, who is the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
He proposed the fight and mentioned the fact that he put Conor McGregor on his arse in their UFC 229, when Mayweather didn't despite beating him by TKO in the Las Vegas crossover boxing bout in August 2017.
"Hey let's go Floyd, we have to fight now," the UFC Lightweight title champ says in a video doing the rounds.
"50-0 versus 27-0. Two guys, never never like lose. In the jungle, only one king.
"Of course I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor. But I dropped him easily!"
Khabib isn't really known for his striking but he showed he does have a stiff right-hand in his locker by flooring McGregor in the Octagon.
As McGregor found out, the switch to boxing is a whole different ball game but Khabib does genuinely seem up for it. He's wrestled bears, so how hard can it be?
Of course at this moment in time we're still doubting whether we will actually see the pair slug it out, but then again it was the same for the McGregor bout and we know what happened then.
Mayweather's reply comes after he condemned Khabib's actions after the McGregor fight at UFC 229 - predicting a big fine for the Russian.
"McGregor is a tough competitor but McGregor's opponent jumped out of the ring and was fighting people in the crowd so... very unprofessional," Mayweather told ITP Live in Abu Dhabi.
"It's going to be a huge fine I'm pretty sure because with my fight against Zab Judah, there was a crazy melee in the ring and a huge penalty - a huge fine. If I'm not mistaken, seven figures.
"Not to me, but could have been to Zab Judah or my uncle Roger or even Leonard Ellerbe, so I know when a guy's jumping out of the cage into the audience and fighting different people, the fine is going to be crazy."
Have you got any interest in seeing the fight?
Sound off in the comments.