Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Conor McGregor already have clashed inside a boxing ring and now talk of a potential MMA fight run rampant.
Mayweather (50-0) who defeated McGregor by 10th-round TKO last August in Las Vegas in a spectacle that drew massive numbers at the box office.
The talks of Mayweather transitioning to MMA took a turn in December when UFC President Dana White said he was in talks on a deal with Mayweather. Money added more fuel after releasing a video of himself entering into MMA cage.
TMZ recently caught up with the UFC President Dana White, to find out if this Mcgregor vs. Mayweather 2 is happening. White didn’t give any definitive answer if Mayweather wants to crossover obviously his opponent will be Conor, and Conor wants it too: (Quote via MMAMania)
”I don’t know; we’ll find out, I’m interested. Obviously, he’s interested, and the last time we were both interested you saw what happened.”
”I know Conor wants it,” White added.
Mayweather said recently; he has plans to apply for a license to compete as a professional mixed martial artist.
Money also said he will soon begin training with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in order to sharpen his skills. White didn’t shed much light on this matter.
”Obviously he’s a very talented guy,” Dana said about Floyd. “But as far as the wrestling, nobody is going to learn how to wrestle in six to eight weeks. Years. It takes years of wrestling, martial arts, and combat sports training to be a mixed martial artist. Years.”
”He’s a defensive master with his hands, doing all this stuff. When somebody double legs you and drops you on your head, he doesn’t have the defense for that. Yeah, no.”
As per White, wrestling is a farthing because Conor would go on and dismantle the Mayweather on the feet.
”The worst thing for Floyd with Conor is the kicks,” White concluded. “He doesn’t have to worry about wrestling. Conor has a great submission game, but you don’t have to worry about any of that, you gotta worry about Conor’s kicks. Floyd’s never been kicked in the leg and he’s definitely never been kicked in the head.”