Floyd Mayweather has been making some big statements, he considers leaving his second retirement for an honest to goodness UFC bout. But up until now most of us have assumed it’s nothing but social media rant.
But now speculation regarding a return to fighting for Mayweather has had new life breathed into it by Joe Rogan, Rogan confirms that Mayweather isn’t just saying stuff to his fans. He’s actually been in touch with UFC president Dana White about an MMA run.
“Floyd talked about it. This is one thing I can tell you,” Rogan said in his latest MMA Podcast. “Dana told me that Floyd wants to make a deal in the UFC. Like legitimately. I texted him, I go ‘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.”
Last week Mayweather hosted a fan Q&A Livestream and sounded gung-ho about the idea of a couple of UFC fights … or at least the money he could make off them.
Here’s exactly what May said:
“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.’”
Yup, it sounds crazy, as Floyd has no MMA experience and would likely get pasted by anyone in the UFC due to his complete lack of ground skills. 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. What do you think? Is this something you’d want to see, just for the freakshow factor?