Ishe Smith, who is the former super-welterweight world title holder, has been a close friend of Floyd Mayweather for some years now, but still says he can't predict what "Money" will do next in his career.
Smith said during an exclusive interview with World Boxing News: “You have to understand, Floyd is a billionaire man, he's off making multi-billion dollar deals, so he has put people in place to handle these things and expects them to get the job done.
“It’s hard to say if Floyd will ever fight again, he seems content and comfortable in retirement. This man is still cashing PPV checks from four or five years ago, that’s how I know he's a multi billionaire. It’s just something he doesn't like discussing.
“I don't see him coming back, but who knows, that itch may come back down the line."
When Smith was asked about his most recent encounter with Conor McGregor, he said: “At the end of the day, Floyd has broken the mould and people hate him for it. I respect it as someone finally got the best of this game after this game got the best of so many fighters.
“I am also happy for Conor as the man was on welfare four years ago. His hustle and determination made him into a multi-millionaire. Of course, he hit the Mayweather lottery lol but that’s what you call fighting Floyd."
It's certainly very unlikely that Mayweather would ever step into the Octagon, with the Mayweather camp wanting nothing but 100% boxing rules and regulations against McGregor.
Of course, UFC requires a whole different set of skills which would take time to graft and perfect, and as a result, Mayweather would have to be very committed to that training regime which could prepare him for a possible debut inside the Octagon.
Who his opponent would possibly be remains a mystery, but we speculate that this career move would be very unlikely for Mayweather.
However, his close friend has dropped a little hint that 'Money' could shock everyone.
When asked about the UFC, Smith admitted that he was interested in pursuing that route, but when turning his attentions to his mate, he said: “Regarding Floyd though, nothing surprises me so I will just say stay tuned.”
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