Khabib Nurmagomedov scored a dominant fourth-round submission win over Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229.
Immediately following his emphatic victory, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion proceeded to send shockwaves through the MMA world by leaping out of the octagon and attacking Conor’s teammate Dillon Danis.
Khabib’s post-fight actions at UFC 229 have caused him to be temporarily suspended by the NSAC. An official hearing to determine the Russians fate is set for October 24.
Khabib Nurmagomedov continued to surprise fight fans just over a week later, this after he called out Floyd Mayweather for a boxing match. The proposed fight would presumably make both men, Khabib and Mayweather, millions of dollars.
With that said, the potential Mayweather vs. Nurmagomedov boxing match has not been well received by fight fans.
Mayweather has already dispatched one of the UFC’s biggest stars in the squared circle, defeating Conor McGregor via tenth-round TKO in August of 2017.
After Khabib Nurmagomedov called out Mayweather, Dana White quickly shut down the idea.
The brash UFC President had his thoughts echoed by current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who is a longtime friend and training partner of Khaib.
“I think it’s insane,” Cormier said at a media event for UFC 230. “Khabib better not do that, unless he’s just going to get paid. Teammate or no teammate, he’s getting beat up by Floyd Mayweather. And he’s too tough to quit, so he’ll just get beat up for 12 rounds, and getting beat up for 12 rounds is not good.”
It would be insane, as Cormier says, for Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight Mayweather because there are still plenty of intriguing fights to make in the UFC for the current lightweight champ. “The Eagle” could fight Tony Ferguson, finally, or even do a rematch with Conor McGregor.
Who would you like to see Khabib Nurmagomedov fight next?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/19/2018