Khabib Nurmagomedov rejected a £70million provide to struggle Floyd Mayweather so as to hold a promise to his mom, in response to his supervisor.
The previous UFC light-weight world champion retired from competing within the aftermath of his win towards Justin Gaethje on Struggle Island in October.
It was the primary struggle for Khabib for the reason that tragic passing of his father, Abdulmanap, and he vowed to his mom he wouldn’t compete with out the person who helped cast the preventing machine followers grew to like.
Regardless of Dana White’s finest makes an attempt, ‘The Eagle’ caught together with his determination to by no means struggle once more and duly missed out on a severely massive pay day.
Ali Abdelaziz of Dominance MMA represented Khabib all through his profession and revealed Mayweather Jr tried to organise a struggle with the 29-Zero MMA famous person.
Throughout an look on the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast, Abdelaziz mentioned: “Two weeks in the past, (or) 10 days in the past, Dana White referred to as me.
“He mentioned, ‘Georges St-Pierre, he mentioned he’ll struggle Khabib in a non-title struggle at 165 kilos.’
“In a method, we’ve been ready for Georges. I like Georges. He’s my pal. I like Georges.
“We’ve been ready for Georges for 4 or 5 years. ‘I’m coming. I’m not coming.’
“Now, [he] mentioned, ‘Hey, Khabib is retired. I’m retired. What about coming again and preventing Khabib now?’
“However you already know, Khabib acquired provided $100 million after he was retired to struggle Floyd Mayweather.
“$US100 million. $US100 million. You may ask Floyd. You may ask all people.
“Khabib mentioned, “No, I’m retired. I instructed my mom I’m retired. I’m going to maintain my phrase to my mom. If my mom instructed me to struggle once more, possibly I’ll. However proper now, she instructed me to not struggle.”
In March, Khabib instructed ESPN: ““It’s very laborious when you have got energy, while you’re one of the best on the earth, while you’re well-known, have cash and say to every thing like this, ‘No.’
“It’s very laborious. Folks possibly won’t ever perceive me, however I actually hope they’re going to help my determination as a result of everybody has their views.
“My view and my relationship with my mom, I really feel like I’ve to cease as a result of I really feel like in each struggle, each coaching camp, this takes some age away from my mom.
“And it’s like what do I’ve to do? I got here to this sport to point out who I’m and have become one of the best, I’m world champion, and pound-for-pound No. 1. I defended my title 3 times.
“ I defended my title in greatest struggle of UFC historical past. What else? Solely money-fights, however I don’t want cash.”