Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has mocked Floyd Mayweather by claiming the American is ‘running out of money’. Former world boxing champion Mayweather is eyeing another cross-codes fight, after beating MMA star Conor McGregor in August 2017.
And Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports this week: ‘Floyd Mayweather to this day keeps begging to fight Khabib, begging! ‘Floyd’s running out of money. ‘I’m telling you, people reaching out to me every week about Floyd to fight Khabib but at the end of the day, we’re not interested, for now.’ But Mayweather, who made £7million by out-punching Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve last year, is not running out of money if his recent Instagram activity is anything to go by. Earlier this month Mayweather posed with $2m (£1.4m) in cash, showing off mountains of $100 notes.
Khabib is currently preparing to face interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in the main event at UFC 242 this September. ‘At the end of the day we’re fighting Dustin Poirier, he’s a true No 1 contender,’ Abdelaziz added. ‘We got El Cuccy (Tony Ferguson) he’s next — we got a lot of killers in this weight division. ‘We got my man Georges St-Pierre – he might be next too.
‘I can see Georges fighting Khabib before Tony fights Khabib but of course, Dustin is next.’ – Daily Mail.