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Team Khabib lays out special ruleset for possible Floyd Mayweather fight

Team Khabib Nurmagomedov is willing to take a fight against Floyd Mayweather, but under one condition.

UFC 242 Press Conference Photo by Marc Atkins/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC

Over the past few months, there have been talks about a possible fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather himself teased about it through an Instagram post right after UFC 246 last weekend.

Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap recently went on record to speak on behalf of team Nurmagomedov. While he did stress that they are currently focused on Tony Ferguson, he also spoke about their plans in relation to the Mayweather fight.

“Mayweather has statistics on fights of 50 wins and zero losses, he is the greatest in boxing and he wants to fight with the same champion who did not lose a single fight, with Khabib,” Abdulmanap told (via “Everything is fine, but now we have Tony Ferguson on the line.

“We said a long time ago: let us finish with Tony, after that we will work with [the team of Ukrainian boxer Vasily] Lomachenko for six months, then there will be a boxing fight,” he added. “We offer any day anywhere, with only one condition: 11 rounds in boxing and one in mixed martial arts.

“We will stand 11 rounds against the best boxer, so why not go one round according to the rules of MMA with us? But all things will happen after Tony.”

Khabib is set to face Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18th in Brooklyn, New York.

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