No one seems to be taking Floyd Mayweather's MMA transition seriously, but the boxing champion insists he's legitimately pursuing it. In late January, he posted a video of himself dancing around an Octagon. Over the course of Floyd's MMA self-promotion, Conor McGregor has made it clear he wants a rematch—this time in the Octagon.
Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza said Floyd could actually take part in an MMA fight.
"It will be a topic of conversation," Espinoza said. "There’s a chance...Whatever he puts his mind to, he sort of wills into happening. He willed the McGregor fight into happening. So if he sets his mind to it, it'll happen."
In a new video from TMZ, Floyd says he'll start training with star UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley soon.
"I'ma start soon," Floyd told TMZ. "We been texting back and forth, we talked a couple of times, so we gonna start working out real soon. "
Floyd then broke down how he'll have to adjust his fighting style.
"With everything, you’ve got to make adjustments, so it's probably gonna be a little difficult, but it is what it is," Floyd said.
Watch the full clip below.
Mayweather has a perfect 50-0 boxing record, with 27 of those wins coming by knockout. In August, he defeated McGregor in a surprisingly competitive boxing match.
One thing we know about Floyd: the man loves money. It's literally his moniker. And if Dana White and the UFC can land him another massive payday, we'd be shocked if he passed it up.