Floyd Mayweather became a big part of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world when he signed on to fight Conor McGregor in the boxing ring last year.
In the build up to the fight Mayweather continuously teased fighting McGregor in his own world inside the Octagon next. Mayweather would go on to finish McGregor late in their fight via TKO, and talk of a rematch inside the Octagon was almost nonexistent - until now.
Mayweather and McGregor have been going back and forth at one another on social media as of late and "Money" has expressed interest in fighting inside of the cage for a ridiculous sum of money.
A fight between Mayweather and McGregor inside the Octagon would be ridiculously huge, but most fans aren't taking the rumors seriously.
One man who does take them seriously, however, is Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. He recently spoke to Mayweather Boxing Channel and said he believes his son is heading to the UFC next (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“The way I see it, I have to believe that this is where it’s going. The way it looks, I think so. I don’t know what the legacy is because as of now, he has enough money and he’s got enough to live until his life runs out.
"I don’t even know how to say it because there ain’t no way to say it because everything is done right now. I wouldn’t [advise him to fight in MMA].
"As his trainer, no, as his father, no. I want him to have all the money he’s got. The money he’s got, he’s got enough money - look here, it’s crazy money, man.
"He’s his own man though, that’s one thing about him.
“I’m gonna tell you the truth about it, I think he can win a few fights but I think it’s best to leave it alone.
"You can do your own thing but you’re in somebody else’s playground now and holes and stuff are in there. You just can’t do that.
"Don’t get me wrong, I believe he can beat some fighters like the same as he did with the other guy but it ain’t worth it.
"Anytime you’ve done what he’s done, there ain’t no other way he can go right now but backwards. That’s the only way he can go right now.”
What are your thoughts on Mayweather Sr. saying that he thinks his son is going to try and fight inside of the Octagon? Do you think that Mayweather will actually try and fight in the world of MMA? Or is this simply a publicity stunt to get the fight world talking about "Money" again? Let us know your thoughts on the matter below!
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