Khabib Nurmagomedov won the fight with his old UFC opponent Conor McGregor. This time the Dagestani fighter is searching for an opponent for his next fight. However, fans of Nurmagomedov will probably see his next fight in boxing, not in MMA. The fighter visited a boxing event where he posed with Leonard Ellerbe from the promotion team of Mayweather.
Nurmagomedov and Ellerbe made a video where the MMA fighter invites Mayweather for a fight. Nurmagomedov mentioned that both fighters had never lost before and it could be a good chance to decide who from them two was the real king of fighting.
Floyd Mayweather reacted on the video quickly. Next day after the video appeared on social media, Floyd posted a response on his twitter. He wrote: “CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out!”. This is a clear sign that the boxer liked an idea to meet Nurmagomedov at the boxing ring.
If the fight happens, it will be a real historical event for the martial sport. Nurmagomedov is definitely a great fighter. However, his strong side is his wrestling skills. This is absolutely useless while boxing. Sports experts told that the fight organized by boxing rules would be a real challenge for Nurmagomedov. However, in the case he wins, he may become one of the MMA legends and a unique example of a universal fighter.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) October 15, 2018