Even though Conor McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather in their super fight last year, there’s now increased talk of Mayweather potentially making a switch to the Octagon.
While many are rightfully sceptical about it actually happening, Mayweather knows exactly how to create a buzz and his latest comments did just that.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley claims that he’s going to start training the 50-0 American, something Mayweather has admitted and rated his wrestling skills a seven out of 10.
However, while the unlikely scenario of Mayweather battling the Notorious would be a sight to see, he’s not the only boxing star who is interested in making a switch to the Octagon. In fact, he’s not the only fighter under the Mayweather banner who is interested.
Mayweather’s protégé, Gervonta Davis, recently stated on Twitter that he wants to fight in the UFC. Understandably, Tank was met with plenty of backlash but that hasn’t stopped him from speaking more about the potential of competing in the UFC, especially since Sean O’Malley all but called him out on Twitter for a super fight down the line.
Speaking to TMZ, Davis said that being from Baltimore means he’s got the ground game, he’s confident he will remain unbeaten and is now waiting on a call from UFC president Dana White.
According to MMA Mania, he said: “I forget the fighter that called me out in the UFC, but he called me out and I went on YouTube and watched some UFC fights and I liked it.
“I was thinking maybe I can do that, maybe I can switch over back and forth. Something to play with when I’m not boxing or have a match. If the opportunity up for grabs, then I’m definitely willing to fight any of them guys in my weight class, not someone that’s super big.
“I’m looking forward to fighting one of them if the opportunity presents itself. Someone in my weight class and my money is right, a belt is on the line - even if the belt is not on the line, if the money is right, I’m with it.
“I would take it and I would win. I come from Baltimore. We wrestle. We hit you up top and we rush you.
“So, I think I got [the ground game.] I believe I’ll be undefeated in the UFC too. Dana White, I’m waiting on your call baby.”
The 19-0 Baltimore native does sound confident, but we now have to wait and see whether this back and forth chatter can actually lead to anything concrete.
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