The rumor mill surrounding a potential MMA career for Floyd Mayweather Jr. just kicked into a new gear after his comments on Showtime on Saturday night.
According to the undefeated future Hall of Famer, if he does come out of retirement for a fight, it will be under the UFC banner.
Mayweather says that “retirement has been great, but as you know and everyone knows, I go in retirement and I come back.”
“It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon,” Mayweather said while speaking to Jim Gray.
“I spoke with my team. I spoke with [adviser] Al Haymon. Al Haymon says no. I spoke with Showtime. I spoke with [Showtime parent company] CBS. If I do come back, Showtime and CBS have to be involved.”
Things may have become complicated given the troubling incident involving Conor McGregor at UFC 223 this weekend, as a Mayweather/McGregor rematch, this time in the octagon, would be the main money-making match.
“I feel that when you have reached such high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way,” Mayweather said of McGregor. “Outside the ring, you have to carry yourself as a gentleman.”
A mega fight in the works? Mayweather would be on board.
“Absolutely. If the money is right. You got to talk to Showtime, CBS. The money is going to be crazy. I can do whatever I want to do. I’m Floyd Mayweather.”