‘Conor McGregor is not scared, he’s a warrior’: Floyd Mayweather issues warning to Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 229 showdown
- Conor McGregor will make his UFC return against Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Irishman last competed against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match last August
- Mayweather has warned Nurmagomedov that McGregor isn’t scared of anyone
Floyd Mayweather has issued a warning to Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
The Russian will defend his lightweight title against the returning Irishman at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 6.
And Mayweather, who defeated McGregor in a money-spinning boxing match last August, has warned undefeated Nurmagomedov that his opponent isn’t afariad of anybody.
Floyd Mayweather issued a warning to Khabib Nurmagomedov in an interview with TMZ
Mayweather insisted McGregor, pictured in training on Monday, was not afraid of anybody
‘Conor’s not gonna back down and he’s not a scared fighter at all, win, lose or draw,’ Mayweather told TMZ’s Adam Glynn at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on Tuesday. ‘Conor gonna come to fight.
‘I don’t really have a prediction because I’ve never seen the guy fight that’s facing Conor McGregor – from what I know he’s a hell of a guy that’s on the ground – hell of a grappler – and he can wrestle.’
‘But, the fans want to see you stand up and fight. That’s what the fans like to see.
‘Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor, like I said before Conor McGregor’s not gonna back down from anyone, he’s not scared, he’s a warrior.’
Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title against McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6
Mayweather has nothing but respect for McGregor following their boxing match last year
Despite their high-profile rivalry, Mayweather also said that he actually wants to help the Notorious this time around, saying that he would love for him to come and train at his gym in Las Vegas.
‘I know that UFC have got a training facility but we’d like for him to work out at the Mayweather Boxing Club.’
McGregor has been listed as an underdog heading into what will be his first UFC bout in over two years.
Nurmagomedov, whose professional record stands at 26-0, has never lost a round in the cage, garnering a reputation as one of the most feared individuals in the sport with his outstanding grappling ability.