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Khabib offered $100M to face Mayweather in boxing match-manager

/ 06:21 PM January 06, 2021
Khabib Nurmagomedov

FILE – In this Sept. 7 2019, file photo, Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, fights with UFC fighter Dustin Poirier, of Lafayette, La., during lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 242 in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled, File)

MANILA, Philippines — A $100 million offer was made for Khabib Nurmagomedov to figure in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As per Ali Abdelaziz, manager of the retired UFC superstar, “everybody was on board” including UFC president Dana White.

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“Listen, we got offered $100 million to fight Floyd Mayweather. Dana White was on board, everybody was on board. But, you know, Khabib is an MMA fighter. If Floyd wanted to come to fight [in MMA], get his little ass whooped, no problem,” Abdelaziz told TMZ.

Nurmagomedov (29-0) appears determined to stay retired after stepping away from the sport three months ago following a second-round stoppage of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.

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Mayweather hasn’t been in an official fight since calling it quits after beating former UFC champion Conor McGregor for a 50-0 record.

He then appeared in an exhibition fight against Japanese kickboxing Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 in Japan and is slated for another exhibition next month against YouTube star Logan Paul.

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