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Floyd Mayweather On a Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘If It Happens, It Happens’

December 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather did a Q&A his boxing club promote his upcoming exhibition fight with Tenshin Nasukawa. You can see see highlights below per MMAjunkie:

On Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov talking about him: “I’m the face of just combat sports period. Whether it’s boxing or MMA, I’m the face of it all…I’m not even worried about those guys. Conor McGregor, he already know what happened with that. Khabib running his mouth. He wants to get in there, I’ll take care of him, too.”

on a possible fight with Nurmagomedov: “If it happens, it happens. If it don’t, I’m still going to have a great life.”

On fighting in MMA with special rules: “Everything is always on my times. I’m the A-side always. I’m not going to fight in an MMA ring. If I do fight in a MMA ring, boxing only. Everything is my rules, it’s my way. I worked hard to put myself in the position that I call all the shots, simple and plain. He may be a kickboxer, but he got to abide by my rules, simple and plain. And if he raises his feet, it’s in the contract, I get some more money.”

On fighting pure MMA: “I’m not a (expletive) degenerate. I’m not going into nobody else’s cage and do what they do. I would’ve did that from the beginning. I’m a boxer. Floyd Mayweather is a boxer. And if anybody wants to compete against me or fight against me, it’s in the cage. Simple and plain.”

On criticism over the Rizin exhibition bout: “I mean, everybody got something to say about Floyd Mayweather. You know what? A lot of people want to speak on Floyd Mayweather. Well, do what Floyd Mayweather did, accomplish what Floyd Mayweather accomplished, do record breaking things like Floyd Mayweather, and then you can say what you want to say. At the end of the day, nobody has done what I’ve done in the sport of boxing. I mean, these guys still going out there, they’re getting two and three million for a fight, for 12 rounds. We talking about sparring. I’m getting that for sparring. I make more than that just for sparring. That’s what I’m getting. A lot of the times, what we need to do is reevaluate, sit back and learn from Floyd Mayweather instead of trying to knock Floyd Mayweather.”

On his interest in doing more exhibitions: “I’m retired. I’m older. I’m in my 40s, so like I said before, I’m going to continue to do exhibitions, but I’m going to pick and choose who I want to do an exhibition for. I’m the A-side. And that’s simple and plain.”

On settling things with Rizin after the initial press conference: ““We talked, we ironed things out, we got to what we got to, I’m getting what I want to get, and it’s three rounds. It’s kind of like an amateur fight, but it’s not an amateur fight, because even amateur fights go on your record. This is not going on my record.”