Boxer Floyd Mayweather has told UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov to “come into my world” and make a bout happen that he believes will earn him more than his fight with Conor McGregor.
The American, 41, beat McGregor in August 2017 in a fight that generated more than £450m and earned him £210m.
Nurmagomedov, after defeating the Irishman on his return to UFC, then called out Mayweather himself.
“When I face Khabib, of course I am getting a nine-figure payday,” he said.
“More than the McGregor fight. Probably $100m more – I’m going to say between $110m and $200m (more) guaranteed.”
Nurmagomedov, 30, extended his unbeaten mixed martial arts record to 27-0 with his 6 October victory against McGregor, but former five-weight world champion Mayweather (50-0) says any bout between the two will happen in the boxing ring.
“We fighting,” he told TMZ. “I’m my own boss, so I can’t say what’s going on at Khabib’s end, but at my end we can make it happen.
“I’m Floyd Mayweather. I’m the A-side, you call me out you come into my world.
“I don’t know no other fighter that has done the numbers I have done. I don’t know any fighters that have made the money I have made, so he called me out – come into my world, make it happen.”