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.