“They sparred and made cash”


Khabib Nurmagomedov believes there was no “aggressive side” within the struggle between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather. The previous UFC light-weight champion added that the duo’s predominant purpose within the bout was to earn a living.

Nurmagomedov, who is taken into account one of many UFC’s biggest fighters, retired from MMA after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. It was the Dagestani’s third profitable title protection.

Whereas addressing a press convention in Russia, Nurmagomedov was requested about his opinions on the Paul vs. Mayweather struggle. ‘The Eagle’ responded:

“What’s there to say? They got here out, made cash. It is purely enterprise. There was no aggressive side to it. Outdated (Floyd) Mayweather got here out, they sparred and made cash. What else is there to say?” stated Nurmagomedov (Transcription by way of RT Sport MMA).

The 32-year-old added that Paul and Mayweather simply wished to stroll away with a heavy payday.

Dismissing the rumors of his comeback, Nurmagomedov additionally stated he has not but developed an curiosity in doing what Paul and Mayweather did.

“The blokes determined to earn a living? Ought to I inform them to not earn a living and never struggle? They got here out, placed on a present, and earned tens of hundreds of thousands. I’ve no real interest in doing one thing like that but.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov was provided to struggle Floyd Mayweather

Based on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, his consumer was provided $100 million to just accept a boxing struggle in opposition to Floyd Mayweather. Nevertheless, ‘The Eagle’ turned down the supply as a result of he promised his mom that he wouldn’t return to the struggle recreation.

Every week later, Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed that he did obtain a suggestion to field Floyd Mayweather, however the provided sum wasn’t $100 million.

“The enticement is all the time there. There have been such discussions with Saudi Arabia. They wished me to struggle there. I do not learn about $100 million. That was not the precise quantity, however [it was] round that,” stated Khabib Nurmagomedov (Transcription courtesy: RT Sport MMA).

Nurmagomedov is at present dealing with operations for the Eagle Combating Championship (EFC), the Russian MMA promotion that he acquired in December final yr.


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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh




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