Joe Rogan claims that if the bout were to come together, it may break 1 million in pay-per-view buys.
“I think if Khabib stepped in and tried to fight Floyd right now, right now, if they tried to set it up in two months, I guarantee you it would sell at least a million PPV buys,” said Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience Bellator 214 fight companion (via MMA Fighting). “A million. It does a million. Here’s the thing, who was Floyd’s - was it [Manny] Pacquiao and then [Andre Berto] and then retired, right? And [Manny] Pacquiao got the giant, most PPV numbers ever, but then [Andre Berto], if I’m correct, only got a few hundred thousand, like 300,000 PPV buys. So he fights Andre Berto, that only gets like 350,000 or something like that, then he fights Conor and it’s millions of PPVs, if he fought Khabib, it would still be better than fighting any of those other guys.”
Mayweather has already boxed one former UFC champion, as he defeated Conor McGregor by tenth round TKO in what was dubbed “The Money Fight.”
Rogan says that although the bout isn’t even close to happening, it would be a bad idea for Nurmagomedov to fight Mayweather.
“I think it’s a terrible move for [Khabib] to fight Floyd,” said Rogan. “Floyd is the best boxer, maybe of our era, maybe of all time. He’s undefeated.”
It could be awhile before Nurmagomedov fights anybody, as he and McGregor are still awaiting punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for their roles in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.