No one is actually taking a potential boxing match between current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather too seriously, but “Money” is actually on board with “The Eagle” call out.
Of course, no one took Conor McGregor vs Floyd seriously at the beginning, either, and we know what happened there.
One man who doesn't think Khabib stepping into the boxing arena against one of the best to ever do it is a good idea is Daniel Cormier — one of Khabib’s best friends and training partners — as he says the 155-pound champion would get beatdown by the best boxer of this generation.
“Khabib better not try to box him. Khabib better not try to box Floyd Mayweather. What is he doing, man?’ Cormier jokingly asked during an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.
“Unless he’s just going to go do it for money, because he is going to get beat. I love Khabib man but he is going to get beat up by Floyd Mayweather. He’s crazy. He is going to start wrestling. Khabib is going to start wrestling in the boxing ring. He’s going to get beat so bad he is going to start wrestling,” said the "champ-champ," who simply couldn't help but to laugh it all off.
For what it’s worth, Khabib did manage to do to Conor what Floyd didn’t, as “The Eagle” dropped “Notorious” in round two of their title fight at UFC 229 on October 6, in Las Vegas, clipping the Irishman with laser-quick right hand.
Relive the action here.
Khabib is currently in combat limbo after his win over “Notorious,” as he has to wait and see what kind of suspension he will get from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his part in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.
Plus, since it seems UFC is sticking to its guns of not allowing Zubaira Tukhugov to ever compete inside the Octagon, the promotion could be losing it’s dominant 155-pound champion. Which means “The Eagle” could be looking at other combat avenues for income.