Boxing: Floyd Mayweather open to fighting UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a boxing match

The retired boxing champ has offered to pay for the memorial services

Floyd Mayweather open to fighting UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a boxing match

Floyd Mayweather open to fighting UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in boxing match.

The retired champion has reiterated that he would be open to taking on UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ever since Mayweather’s 10th-round stoppage victory over UFC star McGregor back in 2017, there has been much talk of a rematch or a possible bout with another MMA fighter.

The former pound-for-pound champion said that he would fight either the Dagestani fighter or now retired UFC fighter Conor McGregor.

However, Floyd revealed that it would only be for a staggering $600million (£470m).

Speaking to Club Shay Shay Podcast, the undefeated pugilist said:

‘Conor McGregor can’t punch. He can’t punch. I was having fun. I was like, “Ah this dude’s punches are so soft”, it’s cool. I didn’t take no punches, I still got my faculties.

‘$150m (£115m)? to fight any boxer? It’s not enough, absolutely not. My health is more important.

‘Why would I go out there and fight these young fighters – these young lions – and risk my health? But as far as me going out there competing against guys like Conor McGregor, or someone who is really inexperienced, oh absolutely.’

Asked specifically if he would fight Khabib, the 43-year-old added:

‘Oh absolutely. Those are $300m (£235m) fights. You have to make it make sense, real sense.’