Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather could soon progress to a profession in blended hand to hand fighting, as per a report Wednesday.
Mayweather, 40, is in transactions with the UFC about a potential fight contract, ESPN Opens a New Window. reported. The resigned boxer has never taken an interest in a MMA coordinate, however he battled UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a conventional bout prior this year.
“We’re conversing with Floyd about completing a UFC deal,” UFC President Dana White told ESPN. “It’s genuine. He was discussing [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that genuine? Have you heard Floyd discuss numerous things that aren’t genuine? He more often than not tips his hand when he’s in the media, and afterward that [expletive] winds up happening.”
Mayweather indented a 50-0 profession record in boxing. He vanquished McGregor, a standout amongst the most embellished champions in UFC history, by means of TKO in the tenth round of their match last August.
The Mayweather-McGregor coordinate was the second most astounding netting fight ever, with more than 4.3 million residential pay-per-see purchases and more than $600 million in income, as indicated by Showtime. The UFC’s White said the match drew approximately 6.5 million PPV purchases all around.
Mayweather purportedly tended to the likelihood of a MMA make a big appearance amid a livestream via web-based networking media not long ago, as per Fight Hype.
“They just called me in the relatively recent past and requesting that I return,” Mayweather said. “I can return right. In the event that I needed to, I can return appropriate to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can complete a three-or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars.”