The UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a proposal for the former multiple weight legendary boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. His offer is simple, the Russian will compete in an eleven round boxing bout, but Mayweather will have to return the favour over a single round MMA match.
The Russian UFC champion in a recent interview given to TMZ told them that he feels the former boxer only wants to create a media hype and be on top of the media by all this cross over fight talks. He further challenged Mayweather that he is ready to step in a boxing ring for 11 rounds with the former champion, but in return, Mayweather Jr. will need to step into the UFC’s octagon for even just a single round with him. The Russian further proudly claimed that he does not feel Mayweather can KO him. Here’s what he had to say:
He just wanna be on top media, I saw his birthday a couple of days ago, he become 49 or 48, but my father, he’s almost like my father’s age. I no understand how I’m going to punch his face! If you wanna fight, come to the UFC, this is a real fight. I’m not boxer, I’m not just wrestler, I am MMA fighter. If he’s interested, maybe we can make something like – my father talked about this before – like maybe eleven rounds box and one round MMA. Like eleven rounds three-minute box, and the last round, five minutes MMA. If he makes this deal, I can fight.
I don’t think he can knock me out in eleven rounds. And what’s he going to do last round? Five minutes with me, I’m gonna take him down, I’m going to maul this guy. What’s he going to do? You know, of course in boxing he’s very good. I agree with you. But I don’t think he can knock me out.