Khabib’s Father Proposes Special Rules Bout With Floyd Mayweather

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father would like to see his son compete against Floyd Mayweather under special rules. Nurmagomedov has a lot to consider regarding his fighting future. “The Eagle” will put his UFC lightweight title on the line …

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father would like to see his son compete against Floyd Mayweather under special rules. Nurmagomedov has a lot to consider regarding his fighting future. “The Eagle” will put his UFC lightweight title on the line against Tony Ferguson on April 18. If he is successful, he would likely be due for a massive […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Unique Challenge For Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather really wants to box a mixed martial arts (MMA) star again. Back in 2017, Mayweather boxed Conor McGregor in the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) of all time. Despite McGregor making things competitive early on, Mayweather eventually finished the Irishman in the 10th round. Over the years, there has been a lot of chatter about […]

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Floyd Mayweather really wants to box a mixed martial arts (MMA) star again. Back in 2017, Mayweather boxed Conor McGregor in the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) of all time. Despite McGregor making things competitive early on, Mayweather eventually finished the Irishman in the 10th round.

Over the years, there has been a lot of chatter about the pair potentially rematching. However, after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor in 2018, there has also been talks of “The Eagle” possibly boxing Mayweather. Mayweather certainly seems interested in boxing the UFC lightweight champ, posting the following on his Instagram this past weekend.

Before Nurmagomedov can think of a boxing fight with Mayweather, he has a lightweight title defense to worry about. The Russian champ puts his gold up for grabs against Tony Ferguson, the man many believe can hand Nurmagomedov the first loss of his MMA career, at the UFC 249 PPV from Brooklyn, New York on April 18.

After that, however, the Nurmagomedov camp tells TASS that they’re open to fighting Mayweather, and will begin negotiations for the fight. Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap, noted that his son will work with unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko for six months before fighting Mayweather. He also threw in an interesting stipulation. The Nurmagomedovs are willing to box 11 rounds with Mayweather, but want the 12th and final round to be under MMA rules.

“Mayweather has statistics on fights of 50 wins and zero losses, he is the greatest in boxing and he wants to fight with the same champion who did not lose a single fight, with Khabib, everything is fine, but now we have Tony Ferguson on the line. We said a long time ago: let us finish with Tony, after that we will work with [the team of Ukrainian boxer Vasily] Lomachenko for six months, then there will be a boxing fight.

“We offer any day anywhere, with only one condition: 11 rounds in boxing and one in mixed martial arts (MMA). We will stand 11 rounds against the best boxer, so why not go one round according to the rules of MMA with us? But all things will happen after Tony.”

It will be interesting to see if Mayweather would ever agree to compete under an MMA ruleset. Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant and punishing fighters on the ground, so it’s very hard to believe that Mayweather would risk taking that level of damage.

What do you think about Nurmagomedov boxing 11 rounds with Mayweather, and fighting in MMA for one round?

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Dana White Reiterates Plans With Floyd Mayweather Following UFC 246

Floyd Mayweather will be working with UFC president Dana White — whether it’s for a rematch with Conor McGregor remains to be seen. Mayweather made sure to capitalize on McGregor’s successful return at UFC 246 on Saturday night by teasing a boxing rematch with the Irishman. Most would assume it’s just the former boxing champion’s […]

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Floyd Mayweather will be working with UFC president Dana White — whether it’s for a rematch with Conor McGregor remains to be seen.

Mayweather made sure to capitalize on McGregor’s successful return at UFC 246 on Saturday night by teasing a boxing rematch with the Irishman. Most would assume it’s just the former boxing champion’s way of staying in the headlines.

However, anything can happen in combat sports. After all, Mayweather and White have repeatedly teased a “spectacular event” in 2020 so it’s not out of the realms of possibility.

White even added that he was in touch with Mayweather on the night but didn’t say anything more:

“Floyd and I have been talking tonight, too,” White said at the post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). “Listen, we’re doing something with Floyd. We’re doing something with Floyd. And, umm, you know … I don’t know. It’s like, tonight’s the night of the fight, you got the Khabib fight coming, and there’s just so much going on.

“Floyd is in our plans, and we are in Floyd’s plans this year, and we’ll end up doing something.”

It looks like we’ll only really find out what the duo have planned in the latter half of the year.

Do you think we’ll see Mayweather fight McGregor again?

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Floyd Mayweather Makes ‘Mayweather vs. McGregor 2′ IG Post After Notorious’ TKO

Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram after Conor McGregor’s win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, hinting at a possible 2020 rematch between the boxing and MMA stars…

Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram after Conor McGregor’s win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, hinting at a possible 2020 rematch between the boxing and MMA stars…

Floyd Mayweather Reacts To UFC 246 By Teasing Conor McGregor Rematch

Conor McGregor is back, and Floyd Mayweather has taken notice. Last night (Sat. January 18, 2020) McGregor returned to the Octagon to headline UFC 246 on pay-per-view (PPV) against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. After over a year away from MMA competition, McGregor only needed 40 seconds to put Cerrone away. Now, potential fights against […]

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Conor McGregor is back, and Floyd Mayweather has taken notice.

Last night (Sat. January 18, 2020) McGregor returned to the Octagon to headline UFC 246 on pay-per-view (PPV) against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. After over a year away from MMA competition, McGregor only needed 40 seconds to put Cerrone away. Now, potential fights against Jorge Masvidal, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and more loom.

However, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has also thrown his name in the hat, taking to his Instagram page to tease a rematch with the Irishman in 2020. Here’s the post.

McGregor and Mayweather boxed each other back in 2017, where the Irishman made his professional boxing debut. “The Notorious” started off strong, but faded in the latter rounds where he was TKO’d in the 10th round. Since, he has gone 1-1 in MMA, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of 2018, and now defeating Cerrone to kick-off 2020. It will be interesting to see if the rematch comes to fruition this year.

What do you think about a potential rematch between Mayweather and McGregor?

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Conor McGregor: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Rematch ‘Could Very Well’ Happen in 2020

Add Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to the list of potential future opponents for Conor McGregor after his fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday night…

Add Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to the list of potential future opponents for Conor McGregor after his fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday night…