Floyd Mayweather: ‘There’s Been Talks’ About a Return to Boxing or the UFC Octagon
Floyd Mayweather is still hyping up a possible return to action after retiring from boxing last August following his 10th round TKO win against Conor McGregor.
Over the past few weeks, Mayweather has fueled speculation about his return by posting several videos that show him stepping inside a mixed martial arts cage while also taking several shots at McGregor over social media.
As unlikely as it seems that Mayweather would ever actually contemplate a fight in mixed martial arts at 41-years of age with no prior experience outside of boxing, he continues to taunt and tease that very possibility.
Now Mayweather has gone as far as teasing conversations that have taken place regarding his return to action in either boxing or possibly taking his first venture into the UFC Octagon.
“I don’t know. We don’t know if it’s a boxing ring—or maybe an Octagon,” Mayweather told Forbes when asked about fighting again. “We just don’t know. But there’s been talks.”
Now everything Mayweather does during interviews seems to have a larger purpose.
He teased the boxing match with McGregor for months before it ever actually came together so Mayweather is no stranger to getting the buzz going for something long before it’s ever a reality.
The truth is it’s tough to imaging Mayweather strapping on four-ounce gloves and stepping into the UFC Octagon where he would be a massive underdog to virtually every fighter on the roster, much less taking on a champion such as McGregor.
As impossible as it might seem, UFC president Dana White was open to the idea after seeing Mayweather’s posts on social media.
“Floyd said leading up to the fight with Conor that he would do both. So we’ll see what happens. Obvioiusly, the only way making that fight again makes any sense is if he comes into the Octagon,” White said last week.
“We went over and boxed him, the UFC and Conor McGregor, and now it’s time for him to reciprocate and come and fight in the Octagon.”