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Khabib Prefers Floyd Mayweather Fight Over All UFC Options

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said on Monday his potential boxing match with undefeated five division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. would be twice as interesting as Conor McGregor's bout with Floyd.

"Our fight will be twice as interesting. Two unbeaten fighters, it will be interesting to see which one falls or takes a step back," he said in a press conference in Moscow to launch his autobiography.

The Russian widely known as simply "Khabib" called out Mayweather in October but the UFC's president Dana White has said they could only face off in a mixed martial arts fight and not inside a boxing ring as was the case with McGregor.

Mayweather came out of retirement in August 2017 to stop the Irishman in ten rounds.

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Khabib also stated that he would prefer a fight with Mayweather — without giving details of how it might be arranged — over any option offered up by the UFC’s - including the organization's preferred option of Tony Ferguson.

“For legacy and in the sense of the money aspect, and in a sporting sense, I think the Mayweather fight is much more interesting,” Khabib said. “The athletics commission needs to finish up first and then we’ll talk.”

Khabib is undefeated in 27 UFC bouts including October's submission of McGregor.

The pair are serving bans from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for their roles in a post-fight brawl between their entourages at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

NSAC will hold an official disciplinary hearing for Khabib and McGregor on December 10 before they can fight again.

Khabib said that he can imagine a reconciliation with McGregor to end their bitter feud around last month’s title fight.

The two fighters traded verbal blows before the Oct. 6 fight and Khabib sparked a brawl with McGregor’s team after winning by submission.

“Everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile,” Khabib said. “Who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives us?”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 11-27-2018

[QUOTE=Snowballer;19299575]I don't think Canelo is chasing the Mayweather rematch. I'm sure he would welcome it if Floyd was interested.[/QUOTE] Canelo is chasing the rematch the day he made the contract with DAZN 2 times and the most recent he said…

Comment by MulaKO on 11-27-2018

UFC money or boxing money ? Khabib might be retarded but heck he ain’t stupid White can never match that kind of money , never Plus he’s too fughin greedy

Comment by bigdunny1 on 11-27-2018

of course...UFC White robbing fighters...can get more money taking a azzz whooping in a boxing ring then he can stepping in a UFC cage.

Comment by sicko on 11-27-2018

Well...Yeah! More $$$ in it

Comment by Hatesrats on 11-27-2018

Are they still trying to shop this chit... lol

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