American boxer Floyd Mayweather believes that it is he who must decide on the conditions of a possible fight against the Russian fighter of mixed style Habib Nurmagomedov. Reported MMA Fighting.
“It was they who came to me to talk about the fight. Habib challenged me, not the other way around. They said that the fight should take place in octagon. I replied: “Show Habib’s nine-digit fee for the octagon duel. If he couldn’t make that kind of money, he doesn’t decide where we fight. .
On November 16, the 41-year-old American confirmed that he would take part in the Rizin 14 tournament, which will be held on the eve of the new year in Japan. There, he will hold an exhibition bout under the rules of boxing against Japanese kickboxer Tensina Nasukawa. Prior to that, Mayweather claimed that he was not going to fight with the Japanese, despite participating in a press conference in Tokyo.
On October 17, Mayweather noted that he was ready to meet with Nurmagomedov. In this case, the American stressed that he would fight only according to the rules of boxing. After that, the head of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC), Dane White, stated that a fight with Nurmagomedov, who is an athlete of the organization, is possible only in the UFC.
Nurmagomedov summoned an American to fight in social networks after defending the UFC lightweight title. Then the Russian defeated the Irish fighter Conor McGregor. The latter has already fought with Mayweather in a duel by the rules of boxing and lost. The American then brought the number of victories in his career to 50.
Nurmagomedov also never lost a professional career. On his account of a 30-year-old Russian, 27 victories according to the rules of MMA.