Team Khabib lays out special ruleset for possible Floyd Mayweather fight

Over the past few months, there have been talks about a possible fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather himself teased about it…

By: Milan Ordoñez | 4 years ago
Team Khabib lays out special ruleset for possible Floyd Mayweather fight
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Over the past few months, there have been talks about a possible fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather himself teased about it through an Instagram post right after UFC 246 last weekend.

Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap recently went on record to speak on behalf of team Nurmagomedov. While he did stress that they are currently focused on Tony Ferguson, he also spoke about their plans in relation to the Mayweather fight.

“Mayweather has statistics on fights of 50 wins and zero losses, he is the greatest in boxing and he wants to fight with the same champion who did not lose a single fight, with Khabib,” Abdulmanap told Tass.ru (via BJPenn.com). “Everything is fine, but now we have Tony Ferguson on the line.

“We said a long time ago: let us finish with Tony, after that we will work with [the team of Ukrainian boxer Vasily] Lomachenko for six months, then there will be a boxing fight,” he added. “We offer any day anywhere, with only one condition: 11 rounds in boxing and one in mixed martial arts.

“We will stand 11 rounds against the best boxer, so why not go one round according to the rules of MMA with us? But all things will happen after Tony.”

Khabib is set to face Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18th in Brooklyn, New York.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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