If you’re sick of hearing about Floyd Mayweather’s possible move into MMA, unfortunately, it looks like it’s going to be a while before we know whether this has been a troll job or not.
Mayweather has been teasing a move into MMA for weeks now. More recently, speculation regarding the boxer’s future in this respect has spiked, since Mayweather and UFC champ Tyron Woodley have talked about training together. Many people, including Max Holloway, believe Mayweather has no real intention of getting in the cage. But, since Mayweather continues to talk about, others believe the retired fighter could in fact give MMA a go.
“I started training already,” said Mayweather. “Not the physical part, just the endurance part. I’m thinking about fighting in MMA. I’ve thought about it. I started training in Miami. I look forward to fighting probably at the end of the year. We don’t know. Right now it’s 50/50, it’s not 100 percent but I’ve already started training. . . I really don’t know yet but I’m very, very interested. We’ll just see. Everything takes time. Everything takes time.”
So, if Mayweather does the inconceivable, and decides to take a MMA bout, who would he fight?
“I can’t really say how things are gonna play out,” said Mayweather. “I’m a numbers man. I’m all about the numbers. If the numbers like [a McGregor rematch], we can make it happen. One thing about me, I’m never ducking no fighters. So, Conor McGregor – tough, vicious competitor. Just like he feels he’s got dynamite hands with the four-ounce gloves on, I feel like I’ve got dynamite power with the four-ounce gloves on. In our fight he said there’s no way he’s gonna get knocked out with eight ounce gloves on. I feel like he was complaining about the ref stopping it but if the ref wanted me to really actually kill a guy, he could have let that happen, but he saved him.”
There’s no question that Mayweather – McGregor in the Octagon would be a massive, massive bout. But, would Mayweather really sign on to fight McGregor under MMA rules? It’s hard to imagine right?
But, a ton of folks didn’t think Mayweather and McGregor would ever box…