According to TMZ Sports, Mayweather says he will begin training soon for his transition into mixed martial arts and says he has been in contact with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to start training.
“I’m gonna start soon,” Mayweather said. “We’ve been texting back and forth. We talked a couple times, so we gonna start working out real soon.”
The retired boxer left the sport of boxing with a 50-0, 27 KOs, announcing his official retirement after defeating Conor McGregor in a crossover fight back in August 2017.
But his retirement did little to stop the rumors that Mayweather was planning to cross over to MMA and have one more mega fight with McGregor.
“I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad,” the 41-year old Mayweather said. “On a scale from 1 to 10, it’s probably a 7. And I think we can take it up to a 9 if possible. Of course, my hand game, on a scale of 1 to 10, is 100. My kicking game, on a scale from 1 to 10, is probably a 4.”
UFC president Dana White spoke about talks with Mayweather back in the winter of 2017.
“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” White told ESPN back in December.
“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.”
“I haven’t even started training yet,” Mayweather told TMZ. “I’m in [Los Angeles], moving around a little bit. … It’s all about presenting the right numbers. Of course, they gonna present the right numbers and we’re going to make it happen.”