Just when you think you’re safe and away from the circus of media that Floyd Mayweather brings to combat sports, he considers leaving his second retirement for an honest to goodness UFC bout. Of course, his asides at a UFC fight mostly fell on deaf ears when he first mentioned it a few weeks ago on social media, but now talks are supposedly heating up, with Joe Rogan saying that Dana White and Floyd Mayweather are actually looking at a way to get Mayweather in the Octagon.
Floyd has a price, Dana has his, and it looks like these terms are being floated in the undergrounds of MMA insiders: Mayweather has to fight his entire contract out (3-4 fights), and he’ll earn about a billion dollars. What the hell is going on here? First, that social media Q&A:
Here’s exactly what May said (h/t MMA Weekly):
“I’m Money May. They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back. I can come right back to the UFC. If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three or four fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars.”
Now Rogan backs that up with his dialogue with Dana:
“Dana told me that Floyd wants to make a deal in the UFC. Like legitimately. So I texted him ‘is Floyd really talking about fighting MMA?’. He goes ‘yeah, he’s f*king crazy, I told him he’d get killed but he’s still talking about doing it.’”
This comes on the heels of Georges St-Pierre’s coach asking for either Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor fight now that he’s dropped the middleweight title he took off Michael Bisping at UFC 217. Could this actually happen? No one ever believed McGregor would fight Mayweather, so we’re willing to believe that just about any fight can be made now.
Of course, if Floyd ended up taking the fight, he’d be destroyed. Quickly. Floyd doesn’t know how to stop the takedown.
(Via MMA Weekly)