Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather (50-0 Boxing) is interested in setting up a super-fight with current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA).
Of course, Floyd Mayweather is requesting that this potential contest take place inside the ring under official boxing rules.
However, according to UFC President Dana White, the only way “Money” will ever square off with “The Eagle” is if Mayweather decides to step foot in the octagon.
TMZ recently caught up with the brash UFC boss who delivered a clear message to Floyd Mayweather.
“The answer is no,” Dana White said when asked if he would consider letting Khabib Nurmagomedov fight Floyd Mayweather in boxing. “He’s going to have to come here (to the UFC) and get his ass whooping. You’re going to make a lot of money Floyd, but it is time to get your ass whooped. We did that last time (sent Conor McGregor to boxing), you have to come here this time. We already did it. Now you come here. Why does he want to box. Everytime he wants to box. You want to fight? You want to make $150 million? Come over here and get your ass whooped!”
Dana White’s bold statements come less than twenty-four hours after Floyd Mayweather made his own proclamation to TMZ.
“They came to me talking about the Khabib fight,” Floyd Mayweather said to TMZ Sports. “Khabib called me out, I didn’t call Khabib out. They said it has to happen in the Octagon and I said, ‘You just tell me where Khabib has made nine figures before in the Octagon. If he hasn’t made nine figures, he’s not the A side. I’m the A side, so if you guys want the fight to happen, you must come my way. My way, my rules.”
Floyd Mayweather will reportedly fight Tenshin Nasukawa in a boxing exhibition on New Years Eve under the RIZIN banner.
Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov was last seen in action at September’s UFC 229 event in Las Vegas, where he scored a fourth-round subsmission victory over Conor McGregor.