MMA / khabib nurmagomedov
UFC Khabib re-energizes in confrontation with undefeated boxer Mayweather
SOURCE UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has re-ignited a confrontation with undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. According to reports, Khabib was twice as funny as Mayweather and Conor McGregor when they met Mayweather in a press conference held in Moscow last month, He said. "Our fight will be twice as fun," said Khabib, "It's a confrontation between undefeated champions. It will be interesting to see which side or the pair will step down." Khabib, who defeated Mayweather on August 7, defeated MacGregor in a four-round submission to defend his UFC lightweight title, saying, "There is only one king of the jungle." Mayweather, who smelled money, responded immediately. Mayweather, who had a talk with MacGregor last August in a boxing match, replied, "Let's make a great game again in Las Vegas." However, Dana White, the UFC representative, braked. White said, "Even if the confrontation of the two is concluded, only mixed martial arts games will be allowed," he said clearly, saying that there will be no fighting with boxing rules like McGregor's case. This is why Khabib fired back at the confrontation of the two who had sunk below the surface. SOURCE Mayweather spent 10 rounds of TKO victory with McGregor last August and wrote 50 myths. Khabib is also proud of his undefeated record of 27 UFC games including last month's McGregor. Khabib and McGregor are being disciplined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the collective melee between the two camps after the game. NSAC will hold a hearing on December 10th in local time and determine the final disciplinary punishment for both players.
Could we see Khabib vs Mayweather?
https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fblogs-images.forbes.com%2Fbrianmazique%2Ffiles%2F2018%2F11%2FUntitled-design-1200x675.jpg UFC President Dana White isn't saying it's close, but he did say he had a meeting about a proposed Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov bout, per ESPN. Aside from banter from both fighters, that's the first real acknowledgment of the rumored fight we've heard from White. Because Nurmagomedov is under contract with the UFC, he'd need clearance to compete in such an event, but White insists the bout must be fought in the UFC's Octagon under mixed martial arts rules, not another boxing match like the one between Mayweather and Conor McGregor last year. “We went over there, we boxed him and if he wants to do it again, he’s gotta come fight in the UFC,” White said. “I don’t think it’s very realistic at all but I didn’t think the boxing match was either and it happened so we’ll see. “There will no be a boxing match. Obviously, if it was something that Khabib really wanted to do, we’d sit down and talk about it but I don’t like anything about it. I haven’t talked to Khabib about it at all. His interest needs to be defending his title over here. That’s what he should be focused on.” Mayweather scored a 10th-round TKO over McGregor in the bout and both men enjoyed a mammoth payday for their efforts. Clearly, the UFC gained monetarily as well as the co-promoter of the event. A similar arrangement would likely have to be made for a Mayweather-Nurmagomedov bout. “There’s a reason why Floyd Mayweather wants to fight my guys,” White said. “Because there’s big money there for him. Obviously, there’s big money there for us but I’m not into making those kinds of fights. If Floyd wants to come over here, he said he’s been wrestling and doing this and that, if he wants to come over and fight in the UFC, he’s more than welcome.” It's difficult to imagine Mayweather agreeing to an MMA bout with anyone. let alone a fighter with Nurmagomedov's style. The fight is going to go to the ground, and that is obviously where Mayweather has had little-to-no training. As a businessman who always looks to chase low-risk-high-reward opportunities, an MMA bout with Nurmagomedov doesn't seem like it matches the profile. Then again, this is combat sports and we've learned you can never rule anything out.