Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To Fight Floyd Mayweather In A Hybrid Fight After UFC 249
Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap wants his son to fight Floyd Mayweather after UFC 249, but under one outrageous condition.
Nurmagomedov is set to defend his UFC lightweight title against Tony Ferguson in April, while Mayweather will return to action this year after striking a deal with Dana White.
The undefeated boxer teased a mega-event with Nurmagomedov following Conor McGregor's victory against Donald Cerrone.
And it appears his Instagram post has alerted Team Nurmagomedov as Abdulmanap has responded to his call out by laying out plans for a hybrid event, which would consist of 11 rounds of boxing and one round of MMA.
He also says Khabib would work with multi-weight champion Vasyl Lomachenko for six months in preparation for Mayweather.
"Mayweather has statistics on fights of 50 wins and zero losses, he is the greatest in boxing and he wants to fight with the same champion who did not lose a single fight, with Khabib, everything is fine, but now we have Tony Ferguson on the line," he told TASS.
"We said a long time ago: let us finish with Tony, after that we will work with [the team of Ukrainian boxer Vasily] Lomachenko for six months, then there will be a boxing fight. We offer any day anywhere, with only one condition: 11 rounds in boxing and one in mixed martial arts (MMA).
"We will stand 11 rounds against the best boxer, so why not go one round according to the rules of MMA with us? But all things will happen after Tony."
Mayweather called time on his career in 2017 after beating Conor McGregor to record his 50th professional win.
But he's set to end his retirement and lace up the gloves as he works with the UFC president for a "spectacular event" in 2020.
Will that event be a bout against Nurmagomedov? Watch this space.