Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Floyd Mayweather For Next Superfight

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Floyd Mayweather For Next Superfight

Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedo, who recently handed over a thumping defeat to the biggest name in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Conor McGregor, had challenged another undefeated fighter - Floyd Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather is ready to fight another UFC star.

It's been quite the couple of weeks for the UFC lightweight champion.

'CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out!' he said, before referring to the video of Khabib calling him out. Both networks and the casino have given financial backing to previous Mayweather events.

Mayweather, who has not fought since he defeated McGregor to move to 50-0 as a professional has been critical of Nurmagomedov's role in the riot that followed his win over the Irishman.

The Russian MMA star's father and trainer, Abdulmanap, has now added to the back-and-forth - and believes his son would stand a better chance of beating Mayweather than McGregor did when he lost via 10th-round stoppage to the United States fighter in their money-spinning bout in Vegas. "We have to fight now". Let's go. Why not? Because, in the jungle (there is) only one king.

"Of course I am the king because he could not drop McGregor and I dropped him easily", added Nurmagomedov, who retained his UFC lightweight title against McGregor.

After threatening to quit the company, Nurmagomedov has received offers from the WWE and a $2 million pay cheque from 50 Cent to fight in Bellator. McGregor's team had reportedly been trash talking Nurmagomedov and then Nurmagomedov's teammates jumped into the octagon to attack McGregor.

Nurmagomedov Sr added a word of caution, however, saying that talk of a fight with Mayweather, 42, was "premature", given that the investigation was continuing into the ugly post-fight brawl that marred his son's win over McGregor.

Mayweather, for his part, appeared eager on Instagram to make the fight happen.

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