Earlier this year, Floyd Mayweather put the wheels in motions towards possibly transitioning from the sport of boxing to the sport of MMA.
Mayweather to MMA
The retired undefeated boxer first teased the possibility back in January and by mid-March, he was already stating his plans to apply for an MMA license, as well as training with UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley.
Since then, however, we haven't heard much from Money about an MMA transition. Luckily, TMZ Sports was able to get an update about the situation from the man himself.
Mayweather revealed that he is currently busy with another seemingly lucrative business venture to focus on MMA, so the possibility of returning to fighting at all is off the table for now.
He said: “I’m so busy, I got so many different things going on, on the outside. If you haven’t heard, I’m building the tallest building in New York City. I’m one of the investors, I invested nine figures, actually.”
I’m not thinking about fighting right now
However, the retired undefeated boxer also said he could easily change his tune on MMA in the coming weeks or months.
Mayweather said: “I’m not thinking about fighting right now. Two weeks from now, you can do an interview with me because I can contradict myself. I’m only human.
“So, two weeks from now, you ask me the question, guess what I’m gonna say, ‘I’m fighting in MMA.’ And then two months from then, I’mma say ‘I’m not fighting in MMA, I’m not fighting in boxing.’
“Actually I don’t know what I’m doing, but I do know one thing: I’m paid.”
Obviously, if Mayweather was to go all in on an MMA transition, UFC would want to get involved with him as well and potentially help promote any MMA fight which he has because Mayweather is such a big name in the world of sports.
As for an opponent, Mayweather would likely fight MMA fighters near to his level, but there's only one fight on the minds of many sports fan's minds, a fight vs Conor McGregor.
The two have already competed inside a boxing ring, a fight which was won by Money via a 10th round TKO. Naturally, fans want to see how Mayweather would fair in an Octagon against McGregor, but it seems unlikely to ever happen no matter how much Mayweather hypes an MMA transition.
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