‘There’s only one king in the jungle’ – Khabib calls out Mayweather (VIDEO)
Nurmagomedov soundly beat McGregor to retain his lightweight title in Las Vegas last weekend, and now seems to have set his sights on a fellow fighter with an undefeated record - retired boxing great Mayweather.
In a video posted to social media by boxing manager DeJuan Blake, Nurmagomedov is seen standing alongside Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
Smiling into the camera, the 30-year-old Russian says: “Hey, let’s go Floyd, we have to fight now, 50 and 0 versus 27 and 0, two guys who never lose.
“Let’s go, why not?” the Dagestani fighter adds, before saying: “Because in the jungle, only one king.”
“Of course I’m the king, because he can not drop McGregor, but I drop him easily, that’s why let’s go.”
The Dagestani didn’t refer to which code he would prefer the fighters to meet under, with McGregor entering the world of boxing for a money-spinning bout in Las Vegas in August of last year, which Mayweather won via 10th-round TKO.
However, Mayweather, 41, has so far shunned any notion of entering the cage, and his next step will reportedly be a rematch against Philippine boxing star Manny Pacquiao.
Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov's future remains uncertain as he faces a potentially lengthy ban from the Nevada state authorities over the post-fight brawl that marred his win over McGregor.
He has also threatened to quit the UFC if the organization cancels a bout involving teammate Zuybara Tukhugov over his role in the fight.
Should Nurmagomedov leave the UFC, he would not be short of offers - and was recently pledged $2 million in cash by rapper 50 Cent to make the switch to rival promotion Bellator.