Retired boxing legend and pound-for-pound one of the greatest to ever do it in the sport, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. sent out numerous hints over the past couple of weeks of what could be a move to Mixed Martial Arts.
Mayweather, who has never trained a day in his life outside of boxing, has no business being in the Octagon. Fans have quickly shrugged off the notion that he could fight in the cage, but a recent interview on TalkSport with boxing analyst and Telegraph correspondent Gareth Davies reveals that there may be more truth to this than originally thought.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, we guess.
Davies exclusively revealed: “My soundings are that there are a lot of talks going on in the background, there are a lot of talks around people with Mayweather.
“There are a lot of talks about him potentially having an MMA fight with Conor McGregor.
“Conor McGregor had no chance in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
“People will tune in to see Mayweather get stopped by Conor McGregor and it won’t affect his boxing record. I think it’s going to happen and I think it will be a three, four, five hundred million dollar fight again.”
Last year, Mayweather took on UFC lightweight “The Notorious” Conor McGregor in what was one of the richest fights in the history of boxing. The pair threw down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada last August with Mayweather running away with an emphatic 10th round knockout.
Now, it seems that the Las Vegas native is looking for a rematch with McGregor, albeit in the UFC.
McGregor, who hasn’t competed in the UFC since his November 2012 destruction of Eddie Alvarez is chomping at the bits for a shot at Mayweather in the Octagon.
“I’d do as I’d please against him inside the Octagon,” McGregor told Adam Glyn of The Mac Life. “If he does do it — I know he’s flirting with it — I’d have respect for him.”
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.