Floyd Mayweather Jr’s most valued coach says Floyd will fight MMA…
Floyd Mayweather is in too deep to never have an MMA fight. That seems to be the consensus coming from some within the boxer’s team. After all the teasing and walking into octagons, there might be no way for Floyd to duck away from actually getting in the cage now.
It was what many said about Conor McGregor before he finally stepped into a boxing ring with Floyd. While Conor lost the fight, he lived up to his brash claim that he would do it. What happens to Floyd’s reputation if it becomes clear he’s never going to go through with it? Will it hurt his pride enough that it forces the 40-year-old into the cage?
While Conor McGregor recently announced Floyd had pulled out of fight negotiations, what the UFC lightweight champion said can actually be taken as confirmation that Floyd is serious about getting inside the octagon.
Is Floyd Mayweather Out of Fight Negotiations with the UFC?
In the above post, Conor mentions Floyd has pulled out of fight negotiations, but which negotiations are those?
Floyd didn’t chime back that Conor’s claims are bogus, meaning some type of negotiations were ongoing involving Floyd, Conor, and possibly both the UFC and Showtime. Was it for boxing or MMA, however?
The other point is that Conor’s “congratulations” to Floyd on pulling out of fight negotiations was delivered in such a way as to insult Floyd’s pride. It was delivered in the same way a promoter might say a fighter “doesn’t want to fight” when they are asking for too much money. Most comments Dana White makes about GSP fighting again have had a similar tone. It doesn’t mean Floyd’s pulled out of negotiations, it just means the two sides are still far apart financially on a deal.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. on if Floyd Should Fight MMA
While Floyd Mayweather Sr. may believe his son will fight MMA, it doesn’t mean he wants him to.
When asked if he would recommend his son fight in the UFC, here is what the Sr. Mayweather had to say:
“I wouldn’t [advise him to fight in MMA]. As his trainer, no, as his father, no. I want him to have all the money he’s got. The money he’s got, he’s got enough money – look here, it’s crazy money, man. He’s his own man though, that’s one thing about him.”
“I’m gonna tell you the truth about it, I think he can win a few fights but I think it’s best to leave it alone. You can do your own thing but you’re in somebody else’s playground now and holes and stuff are in there. You just can’t do that.”
Don’t get me wrong, I believe he can beat some fighters like the same as he did with the other guy but it ain’t worth it. Anytime you’ve done what he’s done, there ain’t no other way he can go right now but backwards. That’s the only way he can go right now.”
Floyd Mayweather Sr. Confirms Son’s Intentions to Fight in UFC
Floyd Sr. knows his son, however, and is of the belief there is no other way this ends other than Floyd stepping foot into an octagon.
“The way I see it, I have to believe that this is where it’s going. The way it looks, I think so.
“I don’t know what the legacy is because as of now, he has enough money and he’s got enough to live until his life runs out. I don’t even know how to say it because there ain’t no way to say it because everything is done right now.”