Mayweather also stated that this fight won't take place under the UFC banner, but rather in a boxing ring.
Mayweather has been discussing the idea of a comeback, to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov - after he was recently challenged by the UFC lightweight champion. He's ready to go, so now he's leaving it up to Nurmagomedov's side to make good on his call out. "We're fighting", Mayweather said. "I'm my own boss".
What warrants a violent eyeroll, though, is another claim Mayweather made in the interview.
Unbeaten boxing champion Mayweather says his purse for the fight could be double what he earned from a similar showdown with Conor McGregor in 2017.
"When I face Khabib, I'm getting a nine-figure payday".
The UFC tried to get St-Pierre to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 227 in June, but GSP declined the offer, and this week revealed that only one man would interest him in coming back to MMA right now - and that is "The Eagle". "I'm going to say somewhere between 110 million and 200 million USA dollars guaranteed". "It could be somewhere upwards of $110 (million) to $200 million guaranteed".
As you'd probably expect if you've followed Mayweather at all over the past decade, the seasoned boxer isn't willing to change fight sports for the bout and insists that Khabib pretend to be a boxer if he wants to face off.
"I don't know no other fighter that has done the numbers I have done".
And finally, here's what he had to say about Khabib saying he was able to do something that Floyd was not - knock Conor to the ground.
The Dagestan native recently appeared alongside Mayweather's longtime advisor Leonard Ellerbe, in a video filmed in Russian Federation.
"He said he knocked Conor McGregor down and I didn't, well, OK, Khabib, you go my leftovers, whoopee-do". "50-0 vs. 27-0, two guys who never lose".
McGregor lasted 10 rounds, but Mayweather ultimately maintained his flawless record and the retired boxing star has now turned his attention to Nurmagomedov. Khabib better not try to box Mayweather. You must conduct yourself as a professional and it was a big melee.
Cormier warned Khabib that Mayweather will easily beat him in the squared circle. Khabib is going to start wrestling in the boxing ring.