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Floyd Mayweather accepts Khabib’s challenge to face him in a boxing match

Social networks seem to be buzzing with news about the possibility of another crossover boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The news began circulating social media following a callout Khabib made at a boxing event he attended in Russia this week.

 

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Look who I ran into at tonight’s fights in Russia.

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The lightweight UFC champion ran into Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, at the boxing event, therefore, that could have instigated the callout.

Khabib tells Ellerbe that even though Mayweather TKO’d Connor McGregor in Las Vegas, he did not knock him down like he did in the second round.

Ellerbe posted a video to his Instagram account in which the undefeated wrestler officially calls out the 50-0 boxing champ:

“Hey let’s go Floyd, we have to fight now,” the UFC Lightweight title champ says in a video doing the rounds.

“50-0 versus 27-0. Two guys, never never like lose. In the jungle, only one king.”

“Of course I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor. But I dropped him easily!”

There is no confirmed news that indicate this fight might ever happen, and Mayweather has been flirting with the idea of returning to the boxing ring to fight other fighters like Manny Pacquiao.

However, Floyd Mayweather did express a willingness to fight Khabib by taking to his social media and writing this:

“CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out!

Go to @leonardellerbe ‘s  page to view Khabib Nurmagomedov challenging me”

Khabib responds to Floyd by saying “But no Vegas, they won’t pay my money.”

 

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@floydmayweather But no Vegas, they won’t pay my money.

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Following UFC’s 229 post fight melee, Mayweather condemned Khabib’s actions and predicted a big fine from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

“From what I heard was that [Khabib Nurmagomedov] after the fight, [Conor] McGregor‘s opponent jumped out the ring and was fighting people in the crowd,” said Mayweather in a recent interview on news network ITP Live. “Very unprofessional.”

“It’s going to be a huge fine, pretty sure,” he continued. “Because with my fight, with Zab Judah, it was a crazy melee in the ring and there was a huge penalty, huge fine. If I’m not mistaken, seven figures. not to me, but could have been to Zab Judah or my uncle Roger or even Leonard Ellerbe. So I know with a guy jumpin’ out the cage into the audience and fightin’ different people, the fine is going to be crazy.”

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is taking Khabib’s case seriously, so most likely there won’t be a fight in ‘Las Vegas’ anytime soon. If the fight takes place it will most likely be held in Russia.