Published: Thu, December 21, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Floyd Mayweather is engaged in talks to fight in the UFC

Floyd Mayweather is engaged in talks to fight in the UFC

He said: "We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal". "And Floyd, as much as he does the money thing and this and that, Floyd was actually very easy to work with".

While it's hard to believe that Mayweather would put his ideal fighting record on the line to enter a UFC fight, the same could have been said before he and Conor McGregor met in the boxing ring earlier in the year. I can go and fight in the octagon.

"Floyd talked about it". Still, Conor McGregor coach John Kavanagh is more than a little skeptical that Mayweather stepping into the Octagon will ever come to fruition.

If White's discussions with "The Money Team" go as well as they did ahead of that boxing match, there's a possibility we could see Mayweather and McGregor trade leather again, but this time wearing four-ounce UFC gloves and fighting under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, rather than boxing's Marquess of Queensberry Rules.

During a live social media stream earlier this month, however, Mayweather said he could sign with UFC.

The comments come just days after Mayweather claimed that he was offered $1 billion for a potential multi-fight deal with the brand. "He usually tips his hand when he's in the media and then that s-- ends up happening". I don't look forward to getting back in the boxing ring. "I can do a three or four fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars". I never said I was going to fight in the UFC - would and could do is different things. We just don't know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather. Despite the hype surrounding the anticipated fight, Mayweather assured everyone that his recent win would be the final one of his career. White told ESPN that global pay-per-view buys settled around 6.5 million. Later, the story was confirmed by UFC commentator Joe Rogan on his MMA podcast. Mayweather has said that the two could fight in MMA, although critics aren't so sure.

Dana White says that he and Floyd Mayweather are discussing the possibility of a deal that would bring the undefeated boxer out of retirement and into the UFC for another megafight.

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