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Floyd Mayweather, of all people, is lecturing UFC’s Khabib on professional conduct

Retired boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. was not impressed by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s conduct in the wake of his UFC 229 submission win over Conor McGregor, in which “The Eagle” flew over the cage and attacked Dillon Danis (watch it).

“Money” believes that all combat sports fighters need to conduct themselves professionally both inside and outside the cage or ring. Sure, Mayweather was jailed for domestic battery back in 2012, but who better to lecture fighters on the dangers of bad behavior?

Hopefully we can get some tax advice along with it.

“I see on IG and on social media, he put, I think, he’ll fight, but he don’t want to fight in Vegas,” Mayweather told TMZ. “Of course we know, Vegas is the fighting capital, and after the fight, you have to conduct yourself like a true professional, not just in the ring, but outside of the ring also. You must conduct yourself like a professional, and it was a big melee. I haven’t had a chance to see it, but from what I heard it was a crazy melee.”

In other news, Vegas Dave wants to give you a lecture on gambling.

Mayweather has been flirting with the idea of boxing Nurmagomedov after “The Eagle” tapped McGregor in their UFC 229 title fight (replay here). “Money” already holds a technical knockout win over “Notorious” and would no doubt welcome another easy payday.

Unfortunately for all parties involved, Nurmagomedov won’t be fighting anyone until he first handles his business with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), as the governing body is expected to hand down disciplinary suspensions on Oct. 24.

For much more on that ongoing drama click here.

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