Someone can make a ton of money in boxing, especially if they’re facing Floyd Mayweather, whose nickname is literally Money. Khabib Nurmagomedov rejected an outrageous payday, according to Ali Abdelaziz, that would be nearly impossible for anyone to turn down.

Ali claims that Khabib turned down $100 million to box Floyd “Money” Mayweather. He would know, because Abdelaziz is Khabib’s longtime manager.

Khabib retired last year after defeating Justin Gaethje. That put his record at 29-0, and he called it quits at that point before reaching 30 wins. His answer was “I’m retired” when $100 MILLION was offered to him to go a few rounds with Mayweather.

“Khabib got offered $100 million after he was retired to fight Floyd Mayweather. $100 million. You can ask Floyd, you can ask everybody, and Khabib said ‘no, I’m retired, I told my mother I’m retired, I’m gonna keep my word to my mother. If my mother told me to fight again maybe I will but right now, she told me not to fight’. He comes from a Muslim culture, we respect our mothers very dearly, we can’t go to heaven without our mother’s permission.”


Many MMA fans want to see Khabib come out of retirement so he can get that coveted 30-0 record. It would be a pretty epic notch in his belt, for sure. He has already made a ton of money and is obviously financially set. He turned down a guaranteed $100 million to fight Floyd Mayweather, so he must not be strapped for cash.

We’ll have to see if Khabib ever changes his mind about retirement, but he made a promise that he’s sticking with so far. That promise to his mother cost him $100 million, but it seems to have been worth it.

Who would win in a boxing match between Khabib and Mayweather? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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