Floyd Mayweather responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov challenge

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 16, 2018, 04.25 PM(IST)

File photo of Floyd Mayweather. Photograph:( AFP )

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Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defended his UFC lightweight crown after defeating McGregor, had issued a challenge to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather has shown interest in Khabib Nurmagomedov's challenge and responded by saying, "Get the checkbook out!"

Earlier, mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov had challenged undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather via an Instagram post.

The video was posted by Mayweather's promoter Leonard Ellerbe who indicated he ran into the UFC fighter at a fight card in Russia.

Here is Floyd Mayweather's Twitter post:

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"Let's go Floyd. We have to fight now: 50-0 versus 27-0," Nurmagomedov said with Ellerbe standing next to him smiling. "We are two guys who never lose. In the jungle there is only one king. Of course, I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor but I drop him easily. Let’s go."

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Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight crown, beating Conor McGregor by fourth-round submission earlier this month.