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Floyd Mayweather Sr. Believes His Son Will Fight in the UFC

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says that all the hype around his son testing the waters in MMA isn't just talk because he's convinced it's actually going to happen

If Floyd Mayweather is only kidding about testing the waters in mixed martial arts, he might want to let his father in on the joke.

The 50-0 retired boxing has been teasing for the past few weeks that he might actually consider taking a fight in the UFC after posting videos that show him stepping inside a MMA cage as well as taunting former opponent Conor McGregor on social media.

Even UFC president Dana White stated that he’d be on board for a rematch between Mayweather and McGregor so long as it took place inside the Octagon.

Well now Floyd Mayweather Sr. is going as far as saying he believes his son is serious about pursuing a fight in the UFC whether he likes it or not.

“The way I see it, I have to believe that this is where it’s going. The way it looks, I think so,” Mayweather Sr. said just recently on the Mayweather Boxing Channel.

“I don’t know what the legacy is because as of now, he have enough money and he’s got enough to live until his life runs out. I don’t even know how to even say it because there ain’t no way to say it because everything is done right now.”

Obviously, Mayweather Sr. doesn’t understand the logic of his son putting his legacy on the line for another payday, especially when it means crossing over to a sport where he’s unfamiliar with so many aspects such as wrestling, kicks or submissions.

That’s why his father would never advise him to actually try his hand at MMA no matter how much money could be on the line.

“As his trainer, no, as his father, no,” Mayweather Sr. said when asked if he wants to see his son take an MMA fight. “I want him to have all the money he’s got. The money he’s got, he’s got enough money. Look here, it’s crazy money, man jumping up. He’s his own man though, that’s one thing about him.”

As much as he might be against the idea, Mayweather Sr. says he would still help his son get ready for a fight because he’ll always support his endeavors even if he doesn’t agree with him.

That being said, Mayweather Sr. just doesn’t see how this ends well for his son, especially considering how high the odds will be against him having much success if he actually crosses over into MMA.

“I’m still going to do the best I can to keep him where he needs to be,” Mayweather Sr. said about training Floyd for an MMA fight.

“I’m gonna tell you the truth about it, I think he can win a few fights but I think it’s best to leave it alone. You can do your own thing but you’re in somebody else’s playground now and holes and stuff is in there. You just can’t do that. Don’t get me wrong, I believe he can beat some of them fighters like the same as he did with the other guy but it ain’t worth it. Anytime you did what he done did, there ain’t no other way he can go right now but backwards. That’s the only way he can go right now.”

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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