Thursday, July 7, 2022

Floyd Mayweather Says Khabib Acted “Unprofessional” At UFC 229, Fine Will Be Huge

Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t a fan of the post-fight melee that broke out at UFC 229 this past weekend (Sat. October 6, 2018). In the pay-per-view’s (PPV) main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov welcomed Conor McGregor back to the UFC. Khabib submitted the Irishman via fourth-round neck crank. “The Eagle” retained his UFC lightweight championship.

Following the fight, after being antagonized by McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis, Khabib hopped the Octagon and attacked Danis. A major brawl broke out between both teams inside and outside the Octagon. Khabib’s fight purse was withheld by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) as a result.

Mayweather was recently interviewed by ITP Live and offered his thoughts on the matter. The undefeated boxing legend says Khabib acted “unprofessional” at the event (via Boxing Scene):

“I’m not too familiar with the guy McGregor was fighting, but I know the guy he was facing was undefeated,” Mayweather said. “McGregor is a tough competitor but McGregor’s opponent jumped out of the ring and was fighting people in the crowd so… very unprofessional.

“It’s going to be a huge fine I’m pretty sure because with my fight against Zab Judah [in April of 2006], there was a crazy melee in the ring and a huge penalty – a huge fine. If I’m not mistaken, seven figures.

“Not to me, but could have been to Zab Judah or my uncle Roger or even Leonard Ellerbe. So I know when a guy’s jumping out of the cage into the audience and fighting different people, the fine is going to be crazy.”

What do you think of Floyd Mayweather’s comments towards Khabib?

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