Former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather appears to be coming out of retirement to compete as a mixed martial arts fighter
And so the circus begins. Again. Former boxing macrocosm endorse Floyd Mayweather appears to be coming out of retirement to rival as a mixed martial arts fighter.
The 41 -year-old compiled tens of millions of dollars from his boxing fight against UFC champ Conor McGregor last year and appears ready to follow that up with an MMA bout. He confirmed to TMZ Sports on Thursday that he plans to start improving with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley soon.
” I’m gonna start soon ,” Mayweather answered.” We’ve been texting backward and forward. We talked a marry epoches, so we gonna start working out real soon .”
Mayweather beat McGregor easily in August to withdraw undefeated as a boxer and told me that he belief he could be a decent MMA soldier.” I can wrestle. My wrestling competition is not that bad ,” Mayweather supposed.” On a proportion from one to 10, it’s probably a seven. And I think we can take it up to a nine if possible. Of track, my hands tournament, on a scale of one to 10, is 100. My kicking activity, on a flake from one to 10, is probably a four .”
UFC has contended slightly for mainstream notoriety since Ronda Rousey’s retirement and McGregor’s interminable omission from MMA – his last UFC engaged came in November 2016. If Mayweather was to come on board it would be a huge boost for the promotion’s chart, if not for its legitimacy as a fighting administration.
” We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC administer ,” UFC president Dana White told ESPN in December.” It’s real. He was talking about[ boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He frequently tip-off his hands when he’s in the media, and then that shit aims up happening .”
Mayweather has said he believes he had been able to determine$ 1bn from an agreement with UFC. His introduction may be some way off though.” I haven’t even started teaching yet ,” Mayweather told TMZ.” I’m in LA, moving around a little bit. It’s all about presenting the right quantities. Of course, they gonna present the right counts and we’re going to make it happen .”