Nurmagomedov wants to face Mayweather in Moscow

Nurmagomedov wants to face Mayweather in Moscow

 UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has spoken to Russian authorities about fighting unbeaten American veteran Floyd Mayweather in Moscow next year

In a post on Instagram, the fighter said: "A meeting with the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation took place today. We discussed the fight with Mayweather. We want the fight to take place in Moscow at the legendary Luzhniki arena."

"They are sure that we will gather 100 thousand spectators, and also set a world record for the sale of paid broadcasts. And, most importantly, my father will be in the corner; a visa to Moscow is not needed," Nurmagomedov added.

The American fighter - who has won all 50 of his professional bouts - said he is open to a fight with the Dagestan native but only in the boxing ring.

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