Khabib Holds Talks in Moscow, Hoping For Mayweather Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov is hoping that a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather may take a step closer to becoming reality after the UFC star held talks about a Moscow showdown.

Earlier this month, MMA star Khabib outclassed Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to retain his lightweight title in a fight that was marred by an ugly fracas between the two camps following the bout.

After that win, Khabib challenged Mayweather, a former five division world champion, to a fight in a video alongside Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, at an event in Russia.


Mayweather, who last fought in August 2017 by stopping McGregor, later responded by saying "we're fighting" and Khabib has now discussed the possibility of hosting the fight in the Russian capital with general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation Umar Kremlev.

"A meeting with the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation @umar_kremlev was held today," he posted on Instagram.

"We discussed the fight with Mayweather. We want the fight to take place in Moscow at the legendary Luzhniki Arena.

"They are sure that we will gather 100,000 spectators, and also set a world record for the sale of paid broadcasts.

"And, most importantly, my father will be in the corner; a visa to Moscow is not needed."

Khabib is still under fire from the incident from earlier this month, when he and his team members engaged in a post-fight brawl with members of McGregor's team. He's likely facing a lengthy suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but the local commission in Russia is under no obligation to recognize that suspension.

However, there is almost no possibility that Mayweather would travel to Russia to face Khabib in any sanctioning boxing match. Mayweather has already made it clear that he wants the fight to take place in Las Vegas, where the unbeaten boxer has exclusively fought since 2006.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hatesrats on 10-26-2018

Dana White is gonna launch "Zuffa Boxing" so his fighters no longer want to jump ship + he locks them down to his exclusive WWE type contract. Would the casuals be interested in a company that has known MMA fighters…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 10-26-2018

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19223614]no you delusional fool you aren't living your best life by spending money on mismatch circus of a fight. but hey man it was you who spent all those hours collecting cans.[/QUOTE] Good one I actually do recycle. You have…

Comment by Pigeons on 10-25-2018

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19223620]how about a rematch! gayweather jr vs the women he beat up and got arrested for. froid loses he goes back to prison LOL.[/QUOTE] 5-on-1 no disqualification handicap match.

Comment by DaBeastO on 10-25-2018

[QUOTE=Pigeons;19218308]No, that would be ridiculous. Those guys aren't real fighters. I was thinking maybe Rey Mysterio though.[/QUOTE]how about a rematch! gayweather jr vs the women he beat up and got arrested for. froid loses he goes back to prison LOL.

Comment by DaBeastO on 10-25-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;19217773]I'll throw my 60 in as well. Living my best life :friday:[/QUOTE]no you delusional fool you aren't living your best life by spending money on mismatch circus of a fight. but hey man it was you who spent all those…

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