Khabib Nurmagomedov gave up $127m for Floyd Mayweather boxing battle, UFC, Ali Abdelaziz

Former UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov turned down a whopping £70 million ($A127m) boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, in accordance with his supervisor Ali Abdelaziz.

The recently-retired Nurmagomedov revealed his need to field The Cash Man after his UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor in October 2018.

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Regardless of a public back-and-forth spanning practically two years, a battle between the pair by no means got here to fruition – though Nurmagomedov revealed final March he’d acquired a profitable provide to face the boxing legend.

And in accordance with Abdelaziz, one other provide was despatched The Eagle’s way after his retirement from combined martial arts final October.

Khabib retired as an unbeaten champion.Supply: AFP

Throughout an look on the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast, the Dominance MMA chief stated: “Two weeks in the past, (or) 10 days in the past, Dana White referred to as me.

“He stated, ‘Georges St-Pierre, he stated he’ll battle Khabib in a non-title battle at 165 kilos.’

“In a manner, we’ve been ready for Georges. I like Georges. He’s my good friend. I like Georges.

“We’ve been ready for Georges for 4 or 5 years. ‘I’m coming. I’m not coming.’

“Now, [he] stated, ‘Hey, Khabib is retired. I’m retired. What about coming again and combating Khabib now?’

“However you recognize, Khabib acquired supplied $100 million after he was retired to battle Floyd Mayweather.

“$US100 million. $US100 million. You’ll be able to ask Floyd. You’ll be able to ask all people.

“Khabib stated, “No, I’m retired. I advised my mom I’m retired. I’m going to maintain my phrase to my mom. If my mom advised me to battle once more, perhaps I’ll. However proper now, she advised me to not battle.”

Nurmagomedov hung up his gloves final October following his second-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

The Dagestani destroyer walked away from the game following the demise of his father and coach Abdulmanap, who handed away final July following problems stemming from COVID-19.

Not even Mayweather might persuade him to come back out of retirement.Supply: AFP

Nurmagomedov briefly flirted with the prospect of returning to the octagon earlier this 12 months however opted to not backtrack on the promise he made to his mom.

UFC president Dana White tried his finest to entice the previous light-weight king again to the cage, though his efforts didn’t bear any fruit.

In March, Nurmagomedov advised ESPN: “Dana referred to as this official, however I retired like 4, six months in the past.

“It’s very humorous. Dana advised me when he posted that somebody commented saying, ‘Hey, he retired not as we speak, he retired about 5 months in the past,’ and I used to be prefer it’s humorous.

“We had some conversations with Dana a few instances and like two days in the past we meet with him to speak like two actual males.

“We had an excellent dialog with them, good dinner, and I actually appreciated him not just for me, however all the game.”

He added: “It’s very arduous when you may have energy, while you’re the perfect on the earth, while you’re well-known, have cash and say to the whole lot like this, ‘No.’

“It’s very arduous. Individuals perhaps won’t ever perceive me, however I actually hope they’re going to assist my determination as a result of everybody has their views.

“My view and my relationship with my mom, I really feel like I’ve to cease as a result of I really feel like in each battle, each coaching camp, this takes some age away from my mom.

“And it’s like what do I’ve to do? I got here to this sport to indicate who I’m and have become the perfect, I’m world champion, and pound-for-pound No. 1. I defended my title thrice.

“ I defended my title in largest battle of UFC historical past. What else? Solely money-fights, however I don’t want cash.”

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