UFC president stated that Mayweather is considering to jump to MMA.
The president of the UFC Dana White stated that Floyd Mayweather is in talks with the promotion about coming out of retirement and entering the world of Mixed Martial Arts for a potential billion-dollar move.
“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” White said. “It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media and then that s— ends up happening.
“We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather versus McGregor f—— happened. Anything is possible.”
Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather returned from a two-year retirement to defeat MCgregor via 10th-round TKO in the Irish star’s pro boxing debut.
Many believed that the fight would never take place, the combination of curiosity and the carnival nature surrounding the promotion helped the fight generate more than $600 million in revenue, including the second biggest live gate ($54.4 million) and pay-per-view buys (4.3 million) in boxing history.
“[UFC] just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back,” Mayweather said last week. “I can come right back. If I wanted to I could come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can go do a three or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
Despite the potential windfall available to Mayweather for making his mixed martial arts move, there are a lot of reasons to doubt how real the situation is, His age and lack of MMA experience, Mayweather’s future has build a legacy upon how accurate he was as a matchmaker,
only accepting fights at the time and weight that were most advantageous to him.
Mayweather doesn’t seem to be in need financially, having reportedly earned upwards of $300 million for each of his wins over McGregor and Pacquiao two years earlier.
He also stated how important his brain health is for him, which is why he retired at the time he did with all of his faculties intact, thanks to his legendary defensive skills he had absorbed very little damage in boxing.