Khabib Nurmagomedov agrees to boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather as UFC ban continues following Conor McGregor row

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has fired back at Floyd Mayweather by insisting he WILL take him on in the boxing ring and knock him out.

Former five-weight king Mayweather, 41, told Russia's undisputed UFC lightweight champion he would never fight him at his own MMA game in the Octagon.

 Khabib Nurmagomedov's team claim he would be too big and powerful for Floyd Mayweather, so would KO the boxing legend

AFP or licensors
4
Khabib Nurmagomedov's team claim he would be too big and powerful for Floyd Mayweather, so would KO the boxing legend

But Khabib's team say the banned 30-year-old is ready to switch to boxing – and reverse unbeaten Mayweather's victory over Ireland's UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz even suggested Yank Mayweather would end up disabled if he took on Khabib at mixed martial arts.

Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports: “He’ll have to have enough money for life insurance because he’s not going to be walking anymore.

"He’s going to be drinking water [through a] straw."

 Floyd Mayweather says he has the financial pulling power so any fight with Khabib should be at boxing

Getty – Contributor
4
Floyd Mayweather says he has the financial pulling power so any fight with Khabib should be at boxing

Khabib Nurmagomedov stops his stadium celebrations to spend time with disabled UFC fans

Abdelaziz explained Khabib is ready to talk to UFC president Dana White to enable him to take on Mayeather in the boxing ring.

Khabib and McGregor were suspended indefinitely after ugly scenes following Khabib's victory over the Irishman at UFC 229 in October.

But Abdelaziz said:: “Definitely, Khabib wants to box Floyd, but I say we do have a contract with the UFC, they allowed this Irish guy [Conor McGregor] to fight.

“If Khabib really wants it, we’ll sit down with Dana [White] we can make it happen.

 Khabib Nurmagomedov clinched a win vs  Conor McGregor with a rear naked choke

Sportsfile – Subscription
4
Khabib Nurmagomedov clinched a win vs  Conor McGregor with a rear naked choke

The Money Team member Shabazz the OG explains why Khabib must take on Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring not the Octagon

“We’ll give him a shot, there’s not enough boxers out there to call him out, you call the UFC guys because you know the UFC guys bring the numbers.

“But he [Floyd] think it’s easy money but trust me, Khabib will knock him out. He’s too big he’s too strong.

“He can’t make him quit like he made Conor quit, everybody know Conor quit but he can’t make Khabib quit. "

Mayweather had earlier told the same sports website he would only meet the 30-year-old on his terms – in a boxing ring.

Conor McGregor clearly did not get his fighting skills from dad Tony

He said: “They came to me talking about the Khabib fight. 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.”

Mayweather took his perfect record to 50-0 when he beat McGregor in August last year with TKO in the 10th round.

 Floyd Mayweather says he would only face Khabib Nurmagomedov at boxing 

Splash News
4
Floyd Mayweather says he would only face Khabib Nurmagomedov at boxing 

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has fired back at Floyd Mayweather by insisting he WILL take him on in the boxing ring and knock him out.