Khabib Nurmagomedov suggests MMA-boxing contest to Floyd Mayweather

UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov maintains he is willing to fight retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather, though his terms for a prospective bout are unusual to say the least.

The Russian has been linked with facing Mayweather in a super-fight similar to the one the American contested with Conor McGregor in 2017.

The 31-year-old boasts a remarkable mixed martial arts record of 28 wins without a loss and is set to face veteran Tony Ferguson in a much-anticipated fight at UFC 249 in April.

But preparation for that bout has not stopped Khabib from planning another exploit and 'The Eagle' told TMZ Sports he would like to face Mayweather in "Like maybe 11 rounds boxing, one round MMA."

Khabib's manager Ali Abdelaziz fuelled rumours of the super-fight by saying that Mayweather's representatives were "begging" for the fight last summer.

Ali claimed that they had a $100m offer in Saudi Arabia to take the fight to the Middle East, but that was not enough to prevent talks between the two parties stalling.

A major stumbling block in the negotiations is which sport the two undefeated fighters should compete against each other in, with Khabib adding that he does not want to fight only in a boxing match.


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