Khabib's manager teases blockbuster January boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in Saudi Arabia
Ali Abdelaziz, manager for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has suggested a long-rumored boxing match between his client and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr was originally planned for January of next year, RT reports.
Nurmagomedov has previously been vocal of his desire to box the 50-0 Mayweather but any cross-code bout between the two was thought to be an impossibility.
However, speculation has renewed since Mayweather was photographed at a basketball match with UFC president Dana White.
Mayweather later wrote on Instagram that he was "coming out of retirement in 2020" and that he was working with Dana White to "bring the world another spectacular event".
While there is no definitive word as to what the two icons of combat sports are collaborating on, some had speculated that it was centered around White's new Zuffa Boxing enterprise.
Khabib's manager Abdelaziz hinted that a bout with Khabib could still take place - incredibly suggesting that one had previously been lined up Saudi Arabia in January of next year, but that Dana White had delayed the fight.