Thursday, 7 November 2019

Khabib Nurmagomedov could face Floyd Mayweather, but only after ‘greatest ever UFC fight’ against Tony Ferguson, his dad says

Khabib Nurmagomedov is open to a mega bout with Floyd Mayweather once his next UFC fight is out of the way, according to his father.

The unbeaten UFC lightweight champion is expected to face Tony Ferguson in early 2020, with Zenit St. Petersburg’s stadium in Russia a possible venue to host it.

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Флойд …уважаю желание провести бой с Хабибом . У нас сейчас самый ответственный момент, когда нам предстоит провести лучший бой в истории UFC. 12 против 12 из серии побед и болельщики ждут этого боя . Мы готовились к этому бою в обшей сложности больше года . Пять месяцев и бой должен состоятся . В впервые нам нужно будет выступить по боксу и нам нужен будет лагер – Ломаченко старшего на полгода . Почему бы нет !!!

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The two are unbeaten in their last 12 UFC fights, while the champion is undefeated in 27 MMA bouts and, should Khabib get past Ferguson, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov wants wants his son to face the 50-0 great when he has had a full boxing training camp under his belt.

“Floyd, I respect your wish to fight Khabib,” he wrote on Instagram along with a picture of Khabib and Mayweather.

“At the moment we have our most crucial moment, when he have to hold the best fight in the history of the UFC.

“Twelve against 12 in a series of victories and all the fans are waiting for this fight.

“We’ve been preparing for this fight for more than a year. Five months and the fight [with Ferguson] should take place.

“First of all we will need to do some boxing training and we need a camp – with Lomachenko Sr for half a year. Why not!!!”

In October 2018, Khabib sent a message after bumping into long-time Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.

“Let’s go Floyd,” Khabib said. “We have to fight now: 50-0 versus 27-0. We are two guys who never lose.

“In the jungle there is only one king. Of course, I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor but I drop him easily. Let’s go.”

Mayweather, who saw off Conor McGregor in a highly-anticipated cross-over bout in 2017, responded to the call out.

“CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand – Get the chequebook out!” Mayweather said.

“Let’s make Las Vegas great again.”

When he last stepped through the ropes. Mayweather knocked out Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa within one round of their New Year’s Eve exhibition bout.

He has also been linked with a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, who he beat in 2015, and the pair have engaged in plenty of social media trash talk for much of the year.

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