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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals The Real Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Mega-Fight Fell Through

Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals The Real Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Mega-Fight Fell Through

Khabib Nurmagomedov has admitted that negotiations for a super-fight with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather collapsed as he didn't want to "break" his UFC contract.

But Khabib called out 'Money' for a mega-fight after he defeated fierce rival McGregor at UFC 229 in 2018.

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The 31-year-old Russian star claimed that he told the UFC that a "contract is more important than money."

Khabib explained: "They told me: 'Yes, you'll be scolded, fined. But we'll take care of all the fines.'

"I told them that, for me, a contract is more important than money and we can't have an agreement with UFC if we're willing to break it.

"I'm not aware of the UFC's own position on the Mayweather fight."

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Khabib's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, revealed earlier this year that the 'Eagle' had been offered a staggering $100m to fight McGregor or Mayweather in Saudi Arabia.

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"I know some people in Saudi Arabia right now. They met with me," he said.

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"They want to pay $100 million to fight Conor in Saudi Arabia. They want to pay $100 million for Khabib to fight Floyd in Saudi Arabia."

Former five-weight world champ Mayweather teased in 2019 that he would be "coming out of retirement in 2020."

He added in a separate Instagram post: "Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020."

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While nothing has officially been confirmed over Mayweather's comeback, UFC president Dana White has revealed the boxing legend wants to fight again.

He told Yahoo! Sports: "Floyd wants to fight. He wants to fight.

"We're going to probably [...] listen, I'm dealing with all the [expletive] that's going on with 2020 right now.

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"Floyd and I want to work together. We want to do something. We're going to do something."

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Boxing News, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, Money, UFC, eagle, MMA, Floyd Mayweather

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]