Khabib Nurmagomedov has admitted why negotiations for a super fight with the boxing legend Floyd mayweather they did not come to fruition. This being the case, he stressed that it was because he did not want to break his contract with the UFC. The 31-year-old Russian star explained the details. «A contract is more important than money. They said, ‘Yes, they will scold you, they will fine you. But we will handle all the fines. I told them that, for me, a contract is more important than money and that we cannot have an agreement with the UFC if we are willing to break it, “was what the Russian champion said, in statements collected by Sportbible.
I am not aware of the position of the UFC in the fight of MayweatherKhabib added. The manager of NurmagomdovAli Abdelaziz revealed earlier this year that the ‘Eagle’ had been offered a staggering $ 100 million (84 million euros) to fight McGregor o Floyd in Saudi Arabia. “They want to pay 100 million dollars to fight ‘The Notorius’ in Saudi Arabia. They want to pay $ 100 million for Khabib to fight Floyd in Saudi Arabia, ”he reflected.
Since in January Floyd mayweather uploaded to his social networks a poster in which he suggested a possible confrontation against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Therefore, the rumors about a fight between the two began to grow. Khabib’s condition to Mayweather was as follows: “11 boxing rounds and the 12th, with MMA rules.” But, as expected in this case and with that rule, the North American did not respond to this proposal from the lightweight champion of the UFC.
Two sports legends
‘Money’, 43, retired from boxing in 2017 after beating the Irish superstar of the UFC, Conor McGregor, in a very successful crossover. Dana White, the president of the top Mixed Martial Arts company, revealed that the boxing legend wants to return. «Floyd wants to fight. He and I want to work together. We want to do something. We are going to do something, “was what he recently mentioned to Yahoo Sports, focusing on what could happen.
The last time Floyd mayweather He came out of retirement and earned $ 275 million for returning to the ring for one night. It was in August 2017, precisely in a contest against the renowned legend of UFC. It was there that he easily beat by technical KO, although the Irishman reached the last rounds. The American, living up to his nickname ‘Money’, has spoken very clearly about how much it would cost for him to return … and against whom he would do it. In this way, it will not be easy.