Floyd Is Open To Boxing Khabib
Floyd Mayweather is open to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, but claims that since he’s the A-Side, he chooses the rules.
Mayweather would say the same thing regarding a fight against top kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14, cancelling the fight days after he would announce it a Tokyo press conference, and then claiming on Thursday that it would be back on as a three-round boxing exhibition instead of an actual fight.
Speaking with TMZ Sports on Thursday, Mayweather said he’d take a real fight against the UFC lightweight champion, but only if its inside a boxing ring.
“They came to me talking about the Khabib fight,” Mayweather said. “Khabib called me out, I didn’t call Khabib out. They said it has to happen in the octagon and I said, ‘You just tell me where Khabib has made nine figures before in the octagon. If he hasn’t made nine figures, he’s not the A side. I’m the A side, so if you guys want the fight to happen, you must come my way. My way, my rules.”
“Has to [be boxing],” Mayweather concluded, which is fine for Nurmagomedov, but not for UFC President Dana White, who won’t let Khabib do the fight.
“My way, my rules. I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Even if it don’t happen, I’m comfortable. I’ve got a great life. Houses all over L.A. I’m retired and I’m still living a great life.”
Initial Report: TMZ Sports