TASS, November 18th. The head of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC), Dane White, offered the American boxer Floyd Mayweather $ 150 million for the duel by the rules of mixed martial arts (MMA) with the champion of lightweight champion Russian Habib Nurmagomedov. White told this to the TMZ portal.
The head of the UFC is confident that there are chances for a fight, but he once again stressed that he must pass by the rules of MMA, not boxing, as was the case with Mayweather and former UFC champion in two weight categories Irishman Conor MacGregor.
“We came to him last time, now let him come to us,” said White. “Floyd, do you want to fight, do you want to earn $ 150 million? Then come to us.”
Earlier, Mayweather and Nurmagomedov exchanged remarks on social networks regarding the possibility of holding a duel. According to the American, he is ready to fight with the Russian only by the rules of boxing.
Nurmagomedov has been keeping the UFC champion belt in lightweight since April 2018. In total, the 30-year-old Russian has 27 fights according to the rules of mixed martial arts, he won all of them.
41-year-old Mayweather has 50 victories in 50 fights in the professional ring, which until recently was a record. He became a champion in five weight categories. In the last boxing match on August 26, 2017, the American won by technical knockout of McGregor.