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White may be entertaining the idea of Nurmagomedov following in McGregor's footsteps and facing Mayweather, but he wants the Russian's next fight to see him defend his lightweight crown against Tony Ferguson.

"I actually had a meeting yesterday in Los Angeles about this".

"I don't think it's going to happen", UFC chief said.

And preliminary talks between the UFC brass and Team Mayweather have seemingly already taken place.

"He added: "We went over there, we boxed him and if he wants to do it again, he's gotta come fight in the UFC".

"If Floyd wants to come over here-he says he's been wrestling and doing this or that-if he wants to come over and fight in the UFC, he's more than welcome".

Mayweather (50-0) maintained his ideal record when he defeated Conor McGregor in the ring past year.

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When it comes to the boxing side of things, the American superstar might have been out of action for over a year and is the wrong side of 40, but he would still be too good for Khabib and it would be just as boring and unentertaining as when he fought McGregor. Based on what White said, it sounds as though the topic was broached during Wednesday's talks - but that doesn't mean that the two sides are any closer to an actual fight.

The fight drew 4.3 million pay-per-view buys, second only to Mayweather's mega fight against Manny Pacquiao in May of 2015 that drew 4.7 million buys. Floyd would like to fight for big money. We're not boxing him. If they want to punish me, they can get all the money I earn, and they can give me 10 years ban.

DANA White held talks with Floyd Mayweather's team this week to discuss the possibility of the star joining the UFC. For us it is also a lot of money, but I'm not interested in such battles.

Now, a matchup between Khabib and Mayweather would be a battle of the unbeatens. "That's what he should be focused on".

Nurmagomedov (27-0) then defended his UFC lightweight belt against McGregor as he made his MMA return earlier this month, though the two have been banned "indefinitely" as the Nevada State Athletic Commission continues its investigation into the brawl that occurred after their fight at UFC 229.

The Russian fighter's victory over McGregor last month was his 11th in the UFC tournaments career.

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