Mayweather is ‘Begging’ to Fight Khabib As He’s ‘Running out of Money’
“Floyd Mayweather, to this day, keeps begging to fight Khabib, begging!” he said.
“Floyd’s running out of money. I’m telling you, people (are) reaching out to me every week about Floyd to fight Khabib but at the end of the day, we’re not interested, for now.”
Khabib’s fight with McGregor last year was by far the highest-earning bout of his career, and since that fight the Russian has openly flirted with the idea of “superfights” with the likes of Mayweather and former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre.
However, the suspension levied against him for his part in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl with McGregor’s team meant that he was ineligible to compete until this September’s upcoming title defense against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi.
Mayweather, meanwhile, has shown that he is willing to return to action, providing the conditions are right. He did exactly that on New Year’s Eve last year for his one-round shellacking of mismatched Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Saitama, for which he earned $7 million.
For Abdelaziz, any talk of Mayweather can wait until after September 7th.
“At the end of the day we’re fighting Dustin Poirier,” he stated. “He’s a true No1 contender.”
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