KEY POINTS

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov manager claims that his client got a $100 million offer to fight Floyd Mayweather
  • Abdelaziz feels Nurmagomedov could put himself in danger against Mayweather in a boxing match
  • Nurmagomedov remains retired from MMA, but a cage return is expected

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov remains retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) actions but may return to a different kind of combat sport soon.

It appears “The Eagle” has been dangled a lofty $100 million offer to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxing ring.

This was revealed no less by Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz. He told TMZ that they were offered $100 million to fight Mayweather and added that UFC President Dana White was "on board" with it.

"Listen, we got offered $100 million to fight Floyd Mayweather. Dana White was on board, everybody was on board. But, you know, Khabib is an MMA fighter. If Floyd wanted to come to fight [in MMA], get his little ass whooped, no problem," Nurmagomedov’s manager stated.

Even with big money on the table, Abdelaziz feels that taking up the offer would be dangerous for Nurmagomedov.

He reveals how the Russian has no professional boxing experience. But things would be entirely different if “Money” would step into the cage.

Nurmagomedov’s handler admits that the proposal to fight Mayweather has been around. It was raised before the Dagestani faced Justin Gaethje.

"Always, like every month people call me and they ask me, 'You going to fight with Floyd Mayweather if we pay you $100 million.' It's like crazy. I want to be focused on Justin Gaethje, please. Every month, some people from Saudi Arabia, from Emirates, from a lot of countries, like always try to make contract with me," Abdelaziz said in a report from Yahoo Sports.

Mayweather is busy preparing for his exhibition fight with YouTuber Logan Paul in February. The 43-year-old is a heavy favorite over the 25-year-old who has only fought once and lost.

Beyond that February encounter, Mayweather is looking to do more exhibition fights. No less than Mayweather vs. Paul backer Fanmio revealed these plans in a previous post.

"I can't speak for Floyd's future but I can tell you we are looking to work together beyond this fight. So, there may be future fights beyond this one, but it's too early to tell for sure. We have a lot to bring to the table and the sport of boxing. But, at the end of the day his future will be determined by him," Fanmio chief Solomon Engel stated.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC men's Lightweight champion, gives a press conference in Moscow, Nov. 26, 2018. Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images