Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Challenges Floyd Mayweather to Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in MMA -‘Get His Little A** Whooped’

Published 01/12/2021, 9:27 AM EST
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia prepares to fight Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather and Dana White met in 2019 and the pair were pictured sitting together courtside during a basketball game. White revealed that he had been discussing collaborating with Mayweather. But the surge of the COVID 19 pandemic halted those possibilities. In the supposed collaboration, there were talks of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov potentially stepping into the boxing ring for a fight with Mayweather.

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But Nurmagomedov‘s manager Ali Abdelaziz dismissed those claims. He said, “Listen, we got offered $100m to fight Floyd Mayweather. Dana White was on board, everybody was on board. But, you know, Khabib is an MMA fighter. If Floyd wanted to come to fight [in MMA], get his little ass whooped.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

A fight between the two undefeated fighters in their respective trades would have been enticing. But to be fair, boxing is not Nurmagomedov’s greatest strength.

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He depends heavily on his wrestling and grappling to overwhelm opponents inside the Octagon. Mayweather, on the other hand, has a professional record of 50-0 and has held multiple world titles.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017, in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Mayweather has fought UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017. ‘The Notorious‘ is one of the best boxers in the UFC. But the task of handling Mayweather inside the squared ring proved too much, even for him.

Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet Dana White this month

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Nurmagomedov is set to meet UFC President Dana White in Abu Dhabi this month to finally provide clarity on his fighting future. The Dagestani announced his retirement after coming out triumphant at UFC 254 against Justin Gaethje.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia attempts to submit Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

But the UFC President wants his champion to fight at least once more. He wants to see a rematch between him and Conor McGregor. McGregor was choked out by Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, in 2018. But a motivated McGregor returns at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier.

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What do you make of Ali Abdelaziz’s comments on Mayweather? Should Nurmagomedov rematch McGregor?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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