Khabib Nurmagomedov believes that Logan was not a “competitive side” in the struggle of Paul և Floyd Mayweather. The former UFC welterweight champion added that the duo’s main goal in the fight was to make money.
Nurmagomedov, considered one of the biggest fighters in the UFC, left MMA at Astin Getich UFC 254:It was the third successful defense of the Dagestan title.
Speaking at a news conference in Russia, Nurmagomedov was asked for his opinion on the fight against Paul vs. Mayweather. The “Eagle” answered.
“What is there to say? They went out and made money. It’s just a business. There was no competitive side to it. Old (Floyd) Mayweather came out, they had fun, they made money. What else can I say? ” said Nurmagomedov (transcript via RT Sport MMA).
The 32-year-old added that Paul and Mayweather just wanted to leave with a hefty salary.
Rejecting rumors of his return, Nurmagomedov said he had not yet shown interest in doing what Paul and Mayweather did.
“The boys decided to make money. Do I have to say that they should not make money or fight? They came out, they performed, they made tens of millions. I’m not interested in doing that yet. “
Khabib Nurmagomedov was offered to fight Floyd Mayweather
According to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, his client was offered $ 100 million to host a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. However, the Eagle turned down the offer because he promised his mother that he would not return to a fight.
One week later, Khabib Nurmagomedov approved that he did get an offer to box Floyd Mayweather, but the offer was not $ 100 million.
“There is always temptation. There have been such discussions with Saudi Arabia. They wanted me to fight there. I do not know about $ 100 million. That was not the exact amount, but [it was] about it, “said Khabib Nurmagomedov (thanks to the transcript – RT Sport MMA).
Nurmagomedov is currently leading the Eagle Fighting Championship (EFC) promotion of MMA in Russia, which he acquired in December last year.