Floyd Mayweather teases Khabib Nurmagomedov fight by claiming he is more famous in MMA than him and Conor McGregor

Mayweather defeated former UFC two-weight champion McGregor, 30, in ten rounds last August in what was a money grab cameo for The Notorious.


Since then Nurmagomedov recorded his own victory over McGregor, as he submitted the Irishman at UFC 229 in October.

After the win Nurmagomedov, 30, called out 'Money' to a boxing match, with Mayweather stating he is open to a second fight with a UFC champion.

The 41-year-old boxer recently said in a press-conference that he will ‘take care’ of the UFC lightweight champion – just like he did with McGregor.

Mayweather said: “Conor and Khabib are still bringing me up because like I said before, I’m the face of combat sports period, whether it’s boxing or MMA I’m the face of it all.


“I’m not worried about them guys, Conor McGregor he already know what happened, he ran his mouth – I took care of that.

“Khabib running his mouth, he want to get in there I’ll take care of him too.”

Mayweather is set to return to the boxing ring on December 31, when he takes on undefeated 20-year-old kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, with Japanease MMA promotion RIZIN FF promoting the bout.

The fight was at one point called out as Mayweather took to Instagram to claim that he never agreed for their bout to be televised, citing that it was supposed to be a behind closed door exhibition.


However, Mayweather would later retract his statement as he revealed that an agreement has been made for the 'special bout' to take place on the initial New Years Eve date.

It was revealed that the fight will take place as a nine-minute boxing exhibition – ending all speculation that Mayweather could make a switch to MMA.

Mayweather’s reluctance to compete under any ruleset other than boxing led the American to claim that a potential fight against Nurmagomedov cannot take place in MMA.

He said: “Everything is always on my terms, I’m the ‘A’ side, always, I’m not going to fight in the MMA ring, if I do fight in the MMA ring – boxing only, everything is my rules, my way, I worked hard to put myself in the position that I call all the shots.


“I’m not a f***ing degenerate, I’m not going to go into nobody’s cage and do what they do, if that’s the case I would’ve did that from the beginning.

“If anybody wants to compete against me or fight against me, it’s in a boxing ring.”

 

 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov in sexism row after star claims women should 'be fighter inside own home' in advice over joining UFC

Speaking during a Q&A for a MISK talk, the 30-year-old has sparked uproar after he claimed that budding females wishing to become fighters should stay at home.


Khabib – who beat Conor McGregor in Las Vegas in October – was asked by a member of the audience on what advice he would give to a woman who wants to get into the fighting industry.

After an applause from the crowd, the Eagle said: "For females, I have very good advice, be fighter inside your home.

As laughter erupts from certain attendees, he added: "And one more advice, all the time, finish your husband."

His comments instantly sent social media into meltdown, with one tweeting: "This is embarrasing (sic). Honestly. And a bunch of morons laughing. The UFC champ ladies and gentlemen."


While another commented: "Khabib's comments sound like something from 50 years ago.."

Another said: "Khabib is a clown. He ain’t keeping anyone in the kitchen."

One person simply stated: "What an absolute disgrace."

While another quipped: "Khabib just triggered every single feminist on the planet."

Khabib – who is currently on a world tour – took to Instagram after the event, where he said: "Thank you so much my dear fans from Saudi Arabia.

"This communication was a great experience for me. See you next time."

The 27-0 fighter has called for a boxing clash against Floyd Mayweather, having been suspended by the UFC following the post-fight brawl after he beat McGregor.

While a bout against Tony Ferguson could be his next fight inside the Octagon.

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