Khabi Nurmagomedov has been offered a stunning £150MILLION to fight Floyd Mayweather AND Conor McGregor, claims his manager.
The deal to get Russian Nurmagomedov, who beat Irishman McGregor before crazy scenes which ended in a brawl outside the octagon, to fight pound-for-pound boxing legend Mayweather, is being funded by Saudi Arabian billionaires.
They want the clash to go ahead in Riyadh and would pay the Russian £75m.
Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, revealed he met with the Saudis to discuss possible fight opportunities.
And the same powerful Middle eastern billionaires also want Khabib to hold his rematch with McGregor in the kingdom, when he would get another £75m.
Abdelaziz would not say who was behind the offers and when they would take place.
But fight fans are convinced they will NOT happen in the Middle East as WME, which owns UFC, had to return a $400m (£300m) fund to the Saudi government after the murder of journalist Jamaal Khashoggi.
They fear UFC will not take a fight to Saudi Arabia because of this – but a boxing bout could well get the go-ahead.
The heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr in Riyadh in December was branded a huge success.
With the incredible number of global pay-per-view TV sales from Mayweather’s last boxing bout with a UFC fighter, the undefeated American knows he could make more than the £227m he was said to have made last time out.
That was when he outclassed McGregor in 2017.
Khabib is now gearing up for his UFC clash with Tony Ferguson on April 18 at UFC 249 in Brooklyn.
McGregor is desperate to erase the memory of his defeat to the Russian by getting a rematch.
The Irishman had agreed to fight Khabib in Brooklyn.
But it seems Khabib has much bigger fish to fry – and think a clash with Mayweather could rake in more money than any other pay-per-view clash.