Okay, you may be rolling your eyes as you read this, thinking that it’s a publicity stunt, but apparently retired-boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is considering a UFC fight.
Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan discussed some recent conversations he has had with UFC President Dana White, during his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, when he brought up Floyd’s legit interest in a UFC bout.
“Floyd talked about it, apparently,” Rogan said during his show on Tuesday.
“This is one thing I can tell you, 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 in MMA?’ And he goes ‘yeah, he’s f–king crazy, I told him he’d get killed but he’s still talking about doing it.'”
As always with Floyd, money will be a factor should he ever step foot in the octagon.
“You already know I’m a money-getting motherf–ker,” Mayweather said in an interview last week, via Ryan Harkness of MMAMania.com.
“I’m Money May. They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back … I can do a three or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars.”
Bringing Mayweather into the UFC, even for one fight, would be big money for the promotion, especially if they can lineup a Mayweather/Conor McGregor clash.