Floyd Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov will have to 'come into my world'

Floyd Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov will have to 'come into my world'

Khabib Nurmagomedov has challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr.to a fight and the retired boxing star says he wants the bout.

"Oh, we fighting. He called me out". He's ready to go, so now he's leaving it up to Nurmagomedov's side to make good on his call out.

"We fighting", he told TMZ. "I'm my own boss".

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What warrants a violent eyeroll, though, is another claim Mayweather made in the interview.

"When I face Khabib, I'm getting a nine-figure payday", Mayweather said.

"More than the McGregor fight". Probably $100m more, guaranteed. "It could be somewhere upwards of $110 (million) to $200 million guaranteed".

However, those scenes have not deterred Mayweather, who wants to fight the Russian in the boxing ring.

I can't think of a better man, a fighter right now who has a better legacy than Khabib in terms of popularity and legacy.

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Floyd Mayweather lands a punch on Conor McGregor during their 2017 fight in Las Vegas.

The five words that will have Khabib Nurmagomedov rubbing his hands in anticipation but will likely have fight fans shaking their heads.

"Let's go Floyd. We have to fight now: 50-0 versus 27-0".

"Two guys never lose". Although the chances of this fight actually happening are slim, people thought the same thing when McGregor was trying to make a fight happen with Mayweather past year. But, OK so Khabib, you got my leftovers.

Nurmagomedov told Mayweather "in the jungle there is only one king" in requesting a bout.

"Not just in the ring, but outside the ring also - you must conduct yourself like a professional".

But UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who is a teammate of Nurmagomedov, declared the match-up a joke.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is going nowhere but back to the Octagon.

In a direct response to the fact that the Russian cited his second-round knockdown of Conor as a one-up of sorts over him, Mayweather was quick to make it clear that it mattered little.

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