For months, fans and high-profile boxers have been debating whether Floyd Mayweather will make a controversial switch to UFC.
The 50-0 fighter has not participated in any sort of bout since his famous victory over Conor McGregor back in August, with the Irishman doing the opposite and swapping MMA for the boxing game.
In the aftermath of that night in Las Vegas, McGregor has constantly suggested that Mayweather has to face him in the Octagon in order to prove himself.
The Money Man has teased fans with videos on social media hinting that he is preparing to make the switch, however, the likes of Amir Khan, Ricky Hatton and Chris Eubank Jr. have all dismissed the idea.
But now, it appears it will become a reality, with Mayweather confirming that he is set to begin training with Tyrone Woodley.
“I’m going to start (training) soon,” Mayweather said. “(I) have been texting (Woodley) back and forth. We talked a couple times so we’re going to start working out real soon," Mayweather told TMZ Sports.
“I’ll probably need a little bit longer (than a few months to prepare),” he continued. “A little bit longer. Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we just want to make sure everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.”
But just how can a 41-year-old make such a drastic switch, regardless of his personal fitness? Well, Woodley has revealed how he plans to make Mayweather 'unstoppable', but his ideas are a little farfetched.
“(If Mayweather can) eliminate all different martial arts, he forces an opponent to fight a stand-up fight with him, what fighter in the UFC is going to outbox Floyd?” explained Woodley.
“All I have to do is teach him how to negate the wrestling, teach him how to negate the striking.
"At the beginning of every round, how does the fight start? Standing up. I have to teach him how to keep it there,” he continued.
“I think three or four months training just to make people go out there and fight a stand-up fight, six to eight months if he wants to go out there and start throwing kicks and takedowns,” added Woodley.
McGregor will be licking his lips. If Mayweather thinks he can turn a UFC fight into a straight boxing match, he will get seriously found out by opponents far worse than McGregor.
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