Floyd Mayweather Believes He Can Make Billions Fighting in the UFC…

Floyd Mayweather does not sound like a fighter who is planning on staying retired for long. According to Mayweather, he has been in talks with the UFC about fighting under their umbrella. Though the likelihood of Floyd competing in MMA seems remote, the UFC has expressed interest in promoting boxing.

What bigger way for Dana White and the UFC to break into boxing than by featuring the 50-0 Mayweather?

Here is what Dana White had to say last month regarding the UFC getting into boxing promotion:

“I’m not leaving the UFC. I’m getting into boxing with [WME-Endeavor head] Ari [Emanuel] and the UFC will be doing boxing, too,” White told the LA Times last month.

“It’s still early. We’re still working on it. I’ve got to get my s**t together, but I’m getting into boxing, man. It’s coming.”

If Mayweather’s claims are correct and the UFC has been in talks with him, it’s likely they are interested in promoting his 51st professional bout.

Apr 14, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather, Jr., looks on as his gloves are taped on before he performs a workout at Mayweather Boxing Club. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Other Boxers the UFC Would Want

With Dana White committed to promoting boxing in the future, it begs the question of which boxers he’d like to sign. Another unanswered question regarding the UFC and boxing is what role Conor McGregor will play.

While Dana White initially said he wanted Conor to return to MMA after the Mayweather bout if the UFC begins promoting boxing his tune might change on that. Conor and the UFC could stand to make more money inside a boxing ring than an octagon, especially if fighters like Manny Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya keep calling Conor out.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports.

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather II

Another possible scenario involves the UFC promoting the rematch between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

While many, including Mayweather, feel the Irishmen was lucky to have gone 10 rounds in the bout, there is still reason to believe a rematch would do just as well on PPV as the first did. It seems unlikely the UFC passes up on that payday, even if it means Conor gets embarrassed in the bout.

Floyd recently posted the below video indicating he is in talks with the UFC and has been offered a deal he believes he could turn into billions of dollars.

YouTube video

Floyd Mayweather Believes He Can Make Billions in the UFC

“You already know I’m a money-getting motherf**ker. 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. Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, and you motherf**kers love me, and I love you motherf**kers.”

“I’m so tough at what I do, they had to go to a whole ‘nother barbarian sport to go get a motherfucker that would try to fuck with me. And you already know what I did with that. Lights out, party’s over, you can kiss the babies. It’s bankroll, you know, all I do is dress, flex and progress. And you already know I went from the streets to the executive suites.”

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.