Floyd Mayweather on possible UFC run: 'Would and could are different things'


White added, "We're interested in doing something with Floyd". "And Floyd, as much as he does the money thing and this and that, Floyd was actually very easy to work with".

Surely in MMA rules Mayweather would get absolutely nuked, killed, just like McGregor did in the end in boxing rules when Mayweather chose to turn it on in their fight. I can go and fight in the octagon.

"Floyd talked about it", the comedian said on The Joe Rogan Experience. "It's real. He was talking about (boxing) Conor McGregor".

Now, however, long after the dust has settled on the mega-money spinner that was McGregor's boxing debut and ultimate tenth-round TKO at the hands of Mayweather, the money-loving boxer has insisted he and UFC president Dana White could do a deal that would see him embarking on a mixed martial arts adventure.

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"If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the octagon", Mayweather said. However, he suggested in a social media video that he could sign with UFC. "I can come right back". I never said I was going to fight in the UFC - would and could do is different things. He usually tips his hand when he's in the media, and then that (expletive) ends up happening.

"We're interested in doing something with Floyd". Like legitimately. I texted him, I go 'Is Floyd really talking about fighting MMA?' He goes 'Yeah, he's f**king insane. Those numbers figure to factor into Mayweather's decision to consider a move to the octagon, with him already teasing that he could make $1 billion from three or four fights in the UFC. White added that worldwide PPV buys were at 6.5 million.

Floyd Mayweather has said that he's happily retired, and that he's not fighting anymore "no matter what the price is". While the Nevada State Athletic Commission gave their approval for a boxing match, it would be harder to sanction an MMA fight where Mayweather would be at a huge disadvantage.

Mayweather's publicist was unable to confirm the fighter had been in talks with the UFC when reached by the Guardian on Wednesday.