Moscow - Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib
Nurmagomedov said on Monday his potential fight with undefeated boxer Floyd
Mayweather Jr. would be twice as interesting as Conor McGregor's bout with the
"Our fight will be twice as interesting. Two unbeaten
fighters, it will be interesting to see which one falls or takes a step
back," he said in a press conference in Moscow to launch his
The Russian widely known as simply "Khabib" called
out Mayweather in October but the UFC's president Dana White has said they
could only face off in a mixed martial arts fight and not inside a boxing ring
as was the case with McGregor.
Mayweather beat the Irishman by knock-out after 10 rounds in
Khabib is undefeated in 27 UFC bouts including October's
submission of McGregor.
The pair are serving bans from the Nevada State Athletic
Commission (NSAC) for their roles in a post-fight brawl between their
entourages at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
NSAC will hold an official disciplinary hearing for Khabib
and McGregor on December 10 before they can fight again.