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Khabib Challenges Floyd Mayweather To A Boxing Match

Khabib Challenges Floyd Mayweather To A Boxing Match

After dealing with Conor McGregor (and his camp after the fight) at UFC 229, it seems like Khabib Nurmagomedov wants a piece of the last man who fought 'the Notorious' before he did - that of course being Floyd Mayweather.

The Dagestani fighter made a call-out to his fellow undefeated fighter when mingling with Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

He laid down the challenge and mentioned the fact that he put McGregor on his arse when Mayweather didn't despite beating him by TKO in the Las Vegas cross-over boxing bout.

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"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!"

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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?

'Money' is yet to respond to the 30-year old but he did have his say on the UFC 229 melee that he sparked - condemning the actions and predicting a huge fine.

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"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."

Would you want to see Khabib and Mayweather slug it out?

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

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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