Khabib called out Mayweather a week after his defeat of Irish MMA legend Connor McGregor, pointing out their 50-0 and 27-0 undefeated records, and taunting Floyd saying that "in the jungle, there can be only one king, and that is me." Nurmagomedov and Mayweather have each defeated McGregor in the ring, Mayweather in the boxing ring in August 2017 and Nurmagomedov in the MMA octagon on October 7.
With details on the possible fight sketchy at best, social media users have engaged in an outpouring of excitement, with some making an elaborate effort to comically piece together its expected outcome.
Mayweather's fans rushed to defend the champ, suggesting that Khabib was just "lucky" against McGregor and saying he wouldn't last in a boxing ring.
Khabib's fans were no less confident, making Rocky 5 references and suggesting that surely Khabib would emerge from a match with Mayweather victorious.
Others remain skeptical about the whole story, however, saying they weren't sure if the fight is legit, that it was ridiculous to expect a matchup between a boxer and a wrestler, or commenting on the all-important financial details of the bout.