Will Floyd Mayweather Really Fight in the UFC?
Can the greatest defensive boxer of all time really switch gloves and step into the octagon?
Talk of retired boxing icon Floyd Mayweather switching gloves and stepping into the Octagon is gathering momentum, after the greatest defensive fighter of all time confirmed that he is applying for an MMA license.
After retiring from boxing after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor last August, Mayweather, whose record stands at 50-0 (if you include the McGregor fight) has been busy on social media promoting a possible Mixed Martial Arts rematch.
He has stated that it won’t happen for a while, but was very serious when he said “Hopefully, we can fight. It will probably be a little bit longer. Even if it takes six to eight months”.
Mayweather will soon begin training with Tyron Woodley, the UFC welterweight champion. While many people are sceptical about his chances in the octagon, Woodley believes he can show the champion boxer how to control the fight. ”At the beginning of every round, how does the fight start? Standing up. I have to teach him how to keep it there”.
While many boxing fans and pundits are asking why Floyd Mayweather would risk his reputation for an MMA fight, the answer is simple: money, and lots of it. It’s estimated that the 41 year old raked in around USD $200 million for the McGregor fight last August, and a fight in the UFC would most likely generate a similar, or even higher payday.
UFC boss Dana White is licking his lips at this potential blockbuster fight, and confidently said: “Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that shit ends up happening.”
Just like their boxing match, the pre-fight trash talk will most likely be better than the actual fight itself, but we can’t wait.
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