UFC President Dana White has revealed that a potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov would only take place inside the octagon and not in a boxing ring.
The pair had called each other out on a number of occasions over social media claiming that a potential fight would indeed be happening.
Addressing the rumours Dana White outlined that Mayweather vs Khabib would only happen on one condition and it certainly won’t be occurring in a boxing ring.
“Listen, if Mayweather wants to fight, come fight. You fight in the UFC. We’re not boxing him. We did that once. That’s over.
“You wanna fight? You come fight … a REAL fight.”
White is, of course, referring to the boxing fight that occurred between Mayweather and Conor McGregor in August 2017 a bout which drew an incredible amount of money as well as clocking up the second highest PPV numbers of all time.
Speaking to TMZ Sports White also spoke about the next potential challenger to Khabib’s lightweight crown, outlining that whatever happens will have to come after McGregor and the Dagestani fighter’s NSAC hearing which is scheduled for December.
“Tony is the right fight,” began White
“Tony Ferguson never lost the belt in a fight so it’s definitely the right fight.”
Khabib’s next step will certainly be an intriguing one regardless of who his next opponent turns out to be but as White outlined it will likely all depend on his NSAC hearing following the brawl at UFC 229.