Nurmagomedov (27-0) is coming off his own victory over McGregor (21-4) after beating him in a fourth-round submission on October 6.
Granted, Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't have the kind of crossover drawing power that McGregor does but the undefeated Russian has definitely become more of a mainstream name after dominating "The Notorious" at UFC 229.
So from threatening to leave UFC and tweeting WWE to calling out Floyd Mayweather, Khabib is keeping things interesting.
The Russian MMA star's father and trainer, Abdulmanap, has now added to the back-and-forth - and believes his son would stand a better chance of beating Mayweather than McGregor did when he lost via 10th-round stoppage to the U.S. fighter in their money-spinning bout in Vegas.
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"In the jungle, there is only one king". 27-0, two guys who never lose. Let's go. Why not?
"Of course I am the king because he can not drop McGregor. Let's fight. Let's go". The pitch? A match between the 27-0 unbeaten UFC champion and the 50-0 unbeaten boxing star.
UFC president Dana White revealed past year that he had held talks with Mayweather about the possibility of the American entering the octagon for a future mixed martial arts fight. McGregor's team had reportedly been trash talking Nurmagomedov and then Nurmagomedov's teammates jumped into the octagon to attack McGregor.
Nurmagomedov has just one request for the fight, which clearly interests Mayweather, and that's for it to take place outside of Las Vegas. It would certainly be interesting, and Khabib has some appeal with an undefeated record and the recent hype after steamrolling McGregor on October 6 in Las Vegas.