Khabib Nurmagomedov’s proposed boxing match with Floyd Mayweather has moved a step closer after the UFC star confirmed talks had taken place over a fight in Moscow.
The Russian, undefeated in the lightweight division, called ‘Money’ Mayweather out, challenging him to a fight in the days following his victory over Conor McGregor .
Boxing legend Mayweather, who came out of retirement to defeat McGregor in 2017, taking his record to 50-0, accepted the invitation, saying: "Oh, we fighting".
It now looks like it could well become a reality after Nurmagomedov confirmed he had discussed the fight with Umar Kremlev, of the Russian Boxing Federation.
If the fight goes takes place in Moscow, it will be the first time Mayweather has fought outside the US.
He shared a picture of his meeting with Kremlev with his 12.8million Instragam followers.
Translated into English, his post reads: "Today a meeting was held with the Secretary general of the Russian Boxing Federation Umar_kremlev discussed the fight with Mayweather.
"We want the fight to be held in Moscow in the legendary arena…"
Nurmagomedov forced McGregor into submission in the fourth round of their fight in Las Vegas on Sunday October 7.
It took his perfect professional mixed martial arts record to 27-0.
The victory was somewhat overshadowed after Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon and attacked McGregor’s training buddy Dillon Danis, sparking a mass brawl.
He later challenged Mayweather to a boxing match, telling him: "In the jungle there is only one king".
Mayweather told TMZ : "Oh, we fighting. He called me out. So, he gotta come to my world.
"I’m my own boss. So, I can’t say what’s going on on Khabib’s end. But, on my end, we can make it happen."
He also suggested he would earn more from the fight than he did from his bout with McGregor.
"When I face Khabib I’m getting a nine-figure payday," he said.
"It’s more than the McGregor fight. Probably $100million more, guaranteed.
"I’m going to say somewhere between $110m and $200m guaranteed."
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