Khabib Nurmagomedov turns down $100 million to box Floyd Mayweather
Manager of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ali Abdelaziz, has revealed why "The Eagle" turned down a huge offer for a boxing match against former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
During a recent interview with Mike Tyson, Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz revealed that he received an incredibly lucrative offer to box Floyd Mayweather - but turned it down.
"Khabib got offered $100 million after he was retired to fight Floyd Mayweather. $100 million. You can ask Floyd, you can ask everybody, and Khabib said ‘no, I’m retired, I told my mother I’m retired, I’m gonna keep my word to my mother. If my mother told me to fight again maybe I will but right now, she told me not to fight’," Sportskeeda cited the manager as saying.
Khabib retired last year after a convincing win over Justin Gaethje, which extended his unbeaten professional mixed martial arts record to 29-0.