UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (C) with father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov (R) address supporters at Anzhi Arena Stadium after defending his UFC title by defeating Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor at the UFC 229 tournament. Musa Salgereyev/TASS (Photo by Musa SalgereyevTASS via Getty Images)

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Pushing to Fight Floyd Mayweather in Russia

The bout between the UFC fighter and the undefeated boxer is getting closer to happening.

The last time an American boxing legend traveled to Moscow to fight a famous Russian fighter, they called it Rocky IV.

It also sounds like a movie plot, but the proposed fight between boxer Floyd Mayweather and Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov seems like it may actually happen.

With the potential to be one of the most-viewed sporting events ever, Nurmagomedov has said he may follow in fellow mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor’s footsteps and face Mayweather in the boxing ring.

Nurmagomedov said he had met with the secretary general of the Russian Boxing Federation in an effort to make the fight happen. “They are sure that we will gather 100,000 spectators,” he said.

“We want the fight to take place in Moscow at the legendary Luzhniki Arena,” he wrote in a post on Instagram. “[It will] set a world record for the sale of paid broadcasts.”

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Сегодня состоялась встреча с генеральным секретарём Федерации бокса России @umar_kremlev Обсудили бой с Мэйвезером. Хотим, чтобы бой прошёл в Москве на легендарной арене Лужники.Уверены,что соберём 100 тыс зрителей,а также установим мировой рекорд по продаже платных трансляций. А,самое важное,в углу будет мой Отец, в Москву виза ведь не нужна. А так вопрос к моим болельщикам: вы в меня верите? Или тоже считаете, что он меня вырубит по боксу?😁 #толькоВперёд #победатолькоотВсевышнего

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Mayweather, 50-0, beat McGregor in August 2017 in a boxing match that raked in more than $58.5 million and earned McGregor almost half of that haul.

Nurmagomedov beat McGregor in the Octagon earlier this month when the Irishman returned to UFC for the first time since fighting Mayweather.

Following the fight, 27-0 Nurmagomedov called out Mayweather publicly and the speculation that they may get in the ring as only grown from there.

Read the full story at BBC Sport