Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to a fight

first_imgUFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018.Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOVMixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a page out of Conor McGregor’s playbook and issued a challenge to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.Nurmagomedov’s challenge came in a video posted on Instagram by Mayweather’s promoter Leonard Ellerbe who indicated he ran into the UFC fighter at a fight card in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMcGregor made millions last year by taking on Mayweather in lopsided boxing match. Mayweather appeared to toy with McGregor in the early rounds before stopping the Irishman in the 10th to improve to 50-0.Last weekend, Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight crown, beating McGregor by fourth-round submission. He then climbed out of the Octagon to fight with a member of McGregor’s entourage who had been taunting him. McGregor also took some punches from members of Nurmagomedov’s team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments “Let’s go Floyd. We have to fight now: 50-0 versus 27-0,” Nurmagomedov said with Ellerbe standing next to him smiling. “We are two guys who never lose. In the jungle there is only one king. Of course, I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor but I drop him easily. Let’s go.”Nurmagomedov did not say whether he wished to fight Mayweather in a boxing or UFC match. Like McGregor, the Russian has no previous experience as a professional boxer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

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Guyanese prepare for Mash celebrations 2019 with unity in mind

first_imgAs the much anticipated and exuberant Republic Day is celebrated, the citizens of Guyana have highs hopes for unification.Thousands of Guyanese are expected to flock the city streets to witness the colourful costume and float parade. This year’s celebration is themed “Celebrate Mash 49 with victory in mind – rediscovering El Dorado”.Guyana Times caught up with some very excited persons in the capital city on Friday, who disclosed their plans to be a part of the massive Mashramani parade, as well as their expectations of seeing an abundance of unity while on the streets.One enthusiastic citizen, who asked not be named, remarked that her favourite part of the Republic’s Day celebrations is seeing the cooperation and unity among the different races in Guyana.“My favourite thing about this Guyanese celebration is seeing everybody coming together; different races celebrating that day. In this Mash I expect to see more activities with the children and even the adults taking part, and different Ministries in the Government” she said.Meanwhile, other persons related their plans to spend quality time with their friends and family at home, but nevertheless expressed excitement for the event. One passerby stated, “I like the Mash holiday, it’s a lot of excitement and it’s an exposure to the lil youths that are coming up today, I feel something good about this event”.Guyana will be celebrating 49 years of being a Republican nation and numerous events were planned and executed to usher in this year’s festivity.These include the Children’s Mashramani and Float Parade, as well as the Soca, Chutney, Calypso Monarch competitions and others.The anxious Guyanese population will be up for a treat, as the various Ministries, including the Education Ministry and the Social Cohesion Ministry, as well as the People’s Progressive Party Civic participate in this year’s massive float parade which will enroute through the streets of Georgetown, displaying the creativity and talents of Guyana’s people in the form of floats and stylish costumes.last_img read more

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