Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has declined a massive amount of money to take on boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.
As per Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz, the Dagestani star declined a staggering $100 Million offer to fight Mayweather.
Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the sport of MMA in October of 2020 following his second-round submission win over former interim champion Justin Gaethje at UFC 264.
Khabib Nurmagomedov promised his mother that he wouldn’t step inside the Octagon without his father and looks like he has been true to his promise.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has many offers
Ali Abdelaziz also revealed that, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is also eager to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Two weeks ago, (or) 10 days ago, Dana White called me,” Abdelaziz said. “He said, ‘Georges St-Pierre, he said he’ll fight Khabib in a non-title fight at 165 pounds.’ In a way, we’ve been waiting for Georges. I like Georges. He’s my friend. I like Georges. … We’ve been waiting for Georges for four or five years. ‘I’m coming. I’m not coming.’ … Now, (St-Pierre) said, ‘Hey, Khabib is retired. I’m retired. What about coming back and fighting Khabib now?”
“But you know, Khabib got offered $100 million after he was retired to fight Floyd Mayweather,” Abdelaziz continued. “$100 million. $100 million. You can ask Floyd. You can ask everybody. Khabib said, ‘No, I’m retired. I told my mother I’m retired. I’m going to keep my word to my mother. If my mother told me to fight again, maybe I will. But right now, she told me not to fight.’”
Ali Abdelaziz also further stated that if GSP wished to make a comeback, he should fight current UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.
“Georges St-Pierre wanted to come back,” Abdelaziz said. “He wanted someone untouchable, right? That’s true. The pound-for-pound king right now? ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman. That man never lost a fight in the UFC. (He) never got touched in the UFC. He’s smashed everybody, right? In a way, if he wants to come back and fight somebody invincible, hey, they’re the same weight. Come back. Georges St-Pierre can come back and fight Kamaru Usman. I’ll be more than happy. The UFC will be more than happy. It will be such a huge fight.” (H/T – MMAJunkie.com)
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