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Khabib vs. Floyd
Khabib Nurmagomedov might be in some hot water with the Nevada Athletic Commission, but that doesn’t mean he can’t explore what’s out there for him outside of UFC.
In an Instagram post shared by user DeJuan Blake, Nurmagomedov in the video, he does issue a challenge to boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Hey, let’s go Floyd,” Nurmagomedov said. “We have to fight now. 50-0 vs. 27-0. Two guys who never lose. Let’s go. Why not? Because in the jungle (there is) only one king. Only one king. Of course, I am the king because he can not drop McGregor, but I drop him easily. It’s time, let’s go!”
McGregor, of course, boxed Floyd Mayweather in August of 2017, losing by TKO in the tenth round. McGregor returned to UFC this month, dropping a fourth round submission to Nurmagomedov before all hell broke loose with Nurmagomedov jumping the cage to fight members of McGregor’s corner.
50 Cent courting Khabib to Bellator
If that doesn’t pan out for Khabib, rapper 50 Cent has a proposition for the Russian. In a Friday night tweet, 50 Cent made a direct pitch for Nurmagomedov’s services.
“I think it’s wrong what the UFC is doing to Khabib, they didn’t do the same thing to McGregor,” 50 Cent tweeted. “I’ll pay 2 million cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator.”
I️ think it’s wrong what the UFC is doing to Khabib, they didn’t do the same thing to McGregor. I’ll pay 2 million cash tonight if he will fight for me at Bellator. pic.twitter.com/K7QYxR4IHI
— 50cent (@50cent) October 13, 2018
Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse from UFC 229 has been withheld by the NAC pending the results of their investigation into the brawl. A hearing is currently scheduled for Oct. 14.
Nurmagomedov is still contracted to UFC so any sort of fight with Mayweather is unlikely at best and a move to Bellator is all but impossible. Still, it’s nice to know that one has options.