"I can go and do a three or four-fight deal in the octagon and make a billion dollars". "This is one thing I can tell you, Dana (White) told me that Floyd wants to make a deal in the UFC".
The boxing match with Conor McGregor, that took place this past August and made over $23 million, started off as a far-fetched rumor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren't real? "He usually tips his hand when he's in the media, and then that s*** ends up happening".
"We're interested in doing something with Floyd".
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And with Mayweather's challenges inside the boxing ring seemingly now a distant memory, the UFC president clearly believes there's a chance he could thrash out an agreement to pitch "Money" Mayweather into the octagon, suggesting that there was a "realistic possibility" that a deal could be struck. "The Nevada State Athletic Commission sanctioned a boxing match, but it would be much harder to justify sanctioning an MMA fight, where Mayweather would face an even greater disadvantage than McGregor did in the boxing ring", explained Okamoto.
Mayweather, coming back from a two year retirement, picked up a tenth round TKO over UFC superstar Conor McGregor in August to improve his flawless record to 50-0. "I can come right back". "I will do the Riverdance naked the day Mayweather fights in the [UFC]", Kavanagh wrote on Twitter. "Dana told me that Floyd wants to make a deal in the UFC". Despite the hype surrounding the anticipated fight, Mayweather assured everyone that his recent win would be the final one of his career. White added that worldwide PPV buys were at 6.5 million.
But what was initially dismissed as boilerplate Mayweather bluster was given weight on Tuesday when veteran UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who is close associates with White, confirmed the boxer and MMA's leading promotion had opened discussions on a potential move.