‘Should I Tell Them to Not Make Money?’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Trashes Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather as Uncompetitive

Published 06/18/2021, 9:41 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 25: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia announces his retirement in the Octagon after his victory over Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov believes the Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather boxing match was uncompetitive. The Youtuber turned boxer Logan Paul faced Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in a lucrative boxing match on the 6th of June. This match garnered a lot of attention from fans and celebrities around the world.

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Even though the match ended without a winner, the fighters pulled in a lot of money from the event. Several other fighters took to the media to share their disgust over the fight. One of them was the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

While talking to the Russian media recently Khabib said, “What’s there to say? They came out made money. It’s purely business, there was no competitive aspect to it old Mayweather came out, they sparred and made money.”

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He added, “What else is there to say? How do I feel about it? The guys decided to make money. Should I tell them to not make money and not to fight? They came out, put on a show, and earned what- ten of millions. I have no interest in doing something like that yet”

‘The Eagle’ didn’t seem impressed by matches like these. For him, professional fights are more than just a way to earn money.

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Will Khabib Nurmagomedov Ever Go in Exhibition Fights

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his lightweight championship bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the greatest fighters in UFC history. With an impressive record of 29-0, the Dagestan native retired from combat sports last October after defeating Justin Gaethje in a title bout at UFC 254. He is now pursuing his own MMA promotion called Eagle Fighting Championship in Russia.

However, Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz notified the world that the Saudi Arabia matchmakers offered ‘The Eagle’ a sum of $100 million dollars to fight Mayweather in an exhibition match. It is an offer no fighter would deny.

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After several weeks, it was revealed that Nurmagomedov turned down the offer as he promised his mother that he won’t continue fighting professionally any further. Even though the combat fans are eager to see ‘The Eagle’ inside the octagon again, Nurmagomedov sticks to the promise made to his mother.

Did you find the Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather boxing match interesting? What do you make out of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s word? Will he ever do exhibition matches? Let us know in the comment section below.

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