Manager: Khabib Was Offered $100 Million To Fight Floyd Mayweather
The manager of Khabib Nurmagomedov claims his fighter was offered $100 million to box Hall of Fame elect Floyd Mayweather.
Nurmagomedov emerged as one of the biggest stars in MMA. While part of it can be credited to his dominance under the UFC banner, his feud with Conor McGregor is what put him over the top. He retired as the UFC Lightweight Champion with a pro MMA record of 29-0. Nurmagomedov said his decision to retire boils down to his mother’s wish to have him refrain from fighting after the passing of his father.
Before retiring, Nurmagomedov had teased a boxing showdown with Mayweather. It all began when a video surfaced of “The Eagle” having a fun back-and-forth exchange with Mayweather Promotions’ Leonard Ellerbe back in 2018.
During an appearance on Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, claimed that the former UFC Lightweight Champion turned down a massive offer to fight “Money” (via Bloody Elbow).
“Khabib got offered $100 million after he’s retired to fight Floyd Mayweather. $100 million. You can ask Floyd, you can ask everybody, and Khabib said, ‘No. I’m retired. I told my mother I’m retired. I’m gonna keep my word to my mother. If my mother told me to fight again, maybe I will. But right now, she told me not to fight.’”