UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to succeed where rival Conor McGregor failed, calling out boxer Floyd Mayweather by saying: “In the jungle there is only one king.”
Russian Nurmagomedov, 30, beat McGregor on 6 October to extend his unbeaten mixed martial arts record to 27-0.
It was McGregor’s first UFC fight since the Irishman lost a boxing bout to American Mayweather in August 2017.
Former five-weight world champion Mayweather is unbeaten in 50 fights.
“Let’s go, Floyd, we have to fight now,” said Nurmagomedov, in an Instagram video filmed with Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions.
“50-0 v 27-0 – two guys who never lose. Why not?”
Nurmagomedov, renowned for his wrestling skills, caught McGregor with a punch before winning their contest with a choke as he forced his opponent to tap out. Read more