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Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Floyd Mayweather

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Another top MMA star wants to face boxing’s king.

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Hey, ready for something dumb?

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC champion who beat Conor McGregor and then caused a big uproar after the fight by jumping the cage and attacking members of McGregor’s team, starting a full-scale brawl, has called out Floyd Mayweather.

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Look who I ran into at tonight’s fights in Russia.

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“Let’s go, Floyd. We have to fight now. 50-0 vs 27-0, two guys who never lose, why not? Because in the jungle there is only one king. Of course I am the king because he could not drop McGregor and I dropped him easily.”

By all means, yes, let’s endure Mayweather toying with another famous MMA guy in a boxing match.

I mean, I can’t blame Khabib here, as the fight would be worth money. I don’t know how much — not as much as the Conor fight last year — but it would be worth money. And for the same reason, I wouldn’t really blame Mayweather for taking advantage of gullible consumers, either.

Luckily, this probably won’t happen. But then we said the same thing about the McGregor fight.