Floyd Mayweather Says He May Fight in the UFC

Floyd Mayweather Says He May Fight in the UFC

Floyd Mayweather Says He May Fight in the UFC

The undefeated boxer said on a Showtime Boxing telecast Saturday night that he would only come out of retirement for a UFC fight.

During tonight's Showtime broadcast of Lara vs. Hurd, Mayweather told ringside reporter Jim Gray he's still weighing a comeback, but only in the UFC. Rumors have circled for a while about the possibility of Mayweather competing in the MMA promotion.

"If I do come back, it has to be in the octagon", said Mayweather while being interviewed on Showtime. "Yes, but if I do comeback, it has to be in the octagon", Mayweather said. "I'm Floyd Mayweather", hinting something may be in the works. But I spoke with Showtime, I spoke with CBS.

So it sounds like Mayweather isn't interested in waiting around for McGregor.

The likelihood of a Mayweather MMA debut increases every day - he's reportedly started training already, but who his first opponent will be is a little less known.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. took time Saturday night to offer some advice to Conor McGregor in the wake of his arrest for attacking a bus in the bowels of Barclays Center on Thursday. "Outside the ring, you have to carry yourself as a gentleman". Mayweather also said he was confident he would get the amount of money he wants for the fight.

Mayweather (50-0 boxing) professes his newfound interest in MMA has met opposition from his longtime advisor, Al Haymon, who was instrumental in putting together "The Money Fight" with McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC).

"When I do go to the Octagon, I look forward to probably around 145, if that's a weight class", Mayweather said. "Me, myself, I can do whatever I want to, whenever I want to and how I want to". "Absolutely. Hold on. Only if the money is right". "Listen, I can change my mind".

Before they began discussing upcoming fights Mayweather's company will promote, Gray asked Mayweather once again if he'll box for the 51st time as a professional.

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