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Mayweather Believes He Can Get $200M Guarantee For Khabib

During a recent interview with TMZ, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has continued to throw stir the pot when it comes to a potential boxing match with UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to retain his lightweight title, although the victory was overshadowed by post-fight incidents in which the two were involved in clashes with members of the opposing camps.

And the Russian has received various offers as he waits to learn of possible penalties, with Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson set to meet the 30-year-old over a possible Bellator fight.

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Nurmagomedov was also filmed in Russia at a WBSS event on Saturday as he appeared alongside Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, and challenged Mayweather to a bout.

Mayweather says the contest has to happen in Las Vegas - where Khabib would like to stay away from, as the city is about to suspend him for several months, and possibly a year, for the recent post-fight brawl with McGregor team.

"I'm in the check cashing business. I mean, I’m my own boss so I can’t say what’s going on on Khabib’s end but on my end we can make it happen. Then I seen on IG and on social media he put, I think, basically, yeah he’ll fight but he don’t wanna fight in Vegas. Of course we know Vegas is the fighting capital, and after the fight you have to conduct yourself like a true professional. Not just in the ring, but outside the ring also you must conduct yourself like a professional. There was a big melee, I didn't see it, but from what I heard there was a big melee,” Mayweather told TMZ.

While Nurmagomedov has a perfect 27-0 record in UFC, Mayweather improved his own record to 50-0 in the ring when he knocked out McGregor, in their cross-sports boxing match, last year.

UFC president Dana White revealed last year that he had held talks with Mayweather about the possibility of the American entering the octagon for a future mixed martial arts fight.

But that won't happen with Khabib.

“Who’s the A-side? TMZ, all you gotta say is who’s the A-side. He called me out so he gotta come to my world. I seen in the interview he said when he hit Conor McGregor he knocked Conor McGregor down. He said I didn’t knock Conor McGregor down. But, okay, so Khabib you got my leftovers," Mayweather said.

“I’m Floyd Mayweather, I’m the A-side. You called me out, you come into my world. Once again, I don’t know no other fighter that has done the numbers that I’ve done. I don’t know no other fighter that has made the money that I’ve made. So, he called me out, come into my world, let’s make it happen.

“When I face Khabib, of course I’m getting a nine-figure payday. It’s more than the McGregor fight - probably a hundred million dollars more guaranteed. It could be somewhere upwards, I’m a say somewhere between $110 million and $200 million guaranteed.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by KTFOKING on 10-18-2018

[QUOTE=LetOutTheCage;19204547]Because we already know the outcome before the fight even takes place, it wouldn't be competitive. Have you watched many of Khabib's fights? He's a great MMA fighter but striking is not his specialty[/QUOTE] I have, and this clearly wouldn't…

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 10-18-2018

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19204464]Why? I actually prefer this over the Pacman rematch, even though I'm fine with that as well. It's not like Floyd is holding up the division or anything is keeping a belt hostage. He's fighting these types of mega events…

Comment by KTFOKING on 10-18-2018

[QUOTE=LetOutTheCage;19204026]If he's going to come back then he should fight an actual boxer, no more circus shows.[/QUOTE] Why? I actually prefer this over the Pacman rematch, even though I'm fine with that as well. It's not like Floyd is holding…

Comment by Bardamu on 10-18-2018

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;19204168]... the Dagestany studied wrestling, judo and sambo as a kid... what's his business with boxing, tbh??? :)[/QUOTE] What's his bu$ine$$ with boxing? Business. It is simply business.

Comment by Bardamu on 10-18-2018

People like to hate on Floyd, but what's he supposed to do? Someone who isn't a professional boxer wants to face him in a boxing match. And if Floyd agrees to fight this non-boxer, he will make at least $100…

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