Mayweather Dares Khabib

UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has disclosed that he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather in Moscow in a fight he believes will break a world record.

However, Mayweather dared the Russian, to come into his world after Nurmagomedov suggested he could follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps and give boxing.

Nurmagomedov confirmed that he has met with the Secretary-General of the Russian Boxing Federation in a bid to make the fight happen.

“They are sure that we will gather 100,000 spectators,” he said.

In a post on Instagram, Nurmagomedov added that bringing the fight to Russia would “set a world record for the sale of paid broadcasts”.

“We want the fight to take place in Moscow at the legendary Luzhniki Arena,” said the unbeaten mixed martial artist.

Mayweather a former five-weight world champion, whose record stands at 50-0, beat Connor McGregor in August 2017 in a fight that generated more than £450m in revenue and earned the 4-year-old £210m.

After defeating McGregor in his return to UFC earlier this month to extend his own record to 27-0, Nurmagomedov then called out Mayweather himself.