The MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov called out boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, saying there is only one king in the jungle after beating after beating Conor McGregor to claim the UFC lightweight title.
The lightweight champ soundly beat McGregor to retain his title in Las Vegas last weekend, and now seems to have set his sights on a fellow fighter with an undefeated record – retired boxing great Mayweather.
Khabib has announced that he wants to do better than he did against Mayweather, who stopped McGregor in the tenth round when the pair met in the ring in August 2017.
The Russian fighter in a video presented via social media by boxing chief DeJuan Blake, Nurmagomedov is seen remaining close by Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. The 30-year-old Russian says:
“Hello, we should go Floyd, we need to battle now, 50 and 0 versus 27 and 0, two folks who never lose.
“How about we go, why not?” the Dagestani contender includes, before saying: “On the grounds that in the wilderness, just a single ruler.”
“Obviously I’m the lord, since he can not drop McGregor, but rather I drop him effectively, that is the reason how about we go.”
Mayweather is not too familiar with Khabib and is impressed by his record, but was very critical of his shocking antics after the fight.
The Dagestani didn’t refer to which code he would prefer the fighters to meet under, with McGregor entering the world of boxing for a money-spinning bout in Las Vegas in August of last year, which Mayweather won via 10th-round TKO.
However, Mayweather, 41, has so far shunned any notion of entering the cage, and his next step will reportedly be a rematch against Philippine boxing star Manny Pacquiao.