Floyd Mayweather is no stranger to controversy, but insists that champions need to learn to conduct themselves better, which is something Nurmagomedov apparently didn’t do at UFC 229.
“I see on IG and on social media, he put, I think, he’ll fight, but he don’t want to fight in Vegas,” Mayweather told TMZ. “Of course we know, Vegas is the fighting capital, and after the fight, you have to conduct yourself like a true professional, not just in the ring, but outside of the ring also. You must conduct yourself like a professional, and it was a big melee. I haven’t had a chance to see it, but from what I heard it was a crazy melee.”
Nurmagomedov recently called out Mayweather for a future fight, following in the footsteps of the man he defeated at UFC 229.
Mayweather apparently has no issue fighting Nurmagomedov, especially when he gets a nine figure payday from the bout.
“I’m Floyd Mayweather, I’m the A-side,” Mayweather said. “You called me out, you come into my world. I don’t know no other fighter that has done the numbers that I’ve done, I don’t know know other fighters who have made the money I made. So he called me out, come into my world, make it happen. When I face Khabib, of course, I make a nine-figure payday.”
If the bout were to come together, it would mark the professional boxing debut for the UFC Lightweight Champion.