Last week all-time great pugilist Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) teases that he is coming to UFC.
Shortly afterward, UFC president White confirms that Mayweather was in talks over a potential UFC deal after snapping a two-year retirement back in August, when he returned to the boxing ring to stop UFC superstar Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While speaking to ESPN, White told its a realistic possibility and company is interested in working with legend boxer.
Mayweather wasted no time in responding and shot down the latest rumors of a UFC stint that he has no plans to showcase his talents in the octagon. After all the fiasco, Mcgregor took a shot at Mayweather and replied him with one word P**sy.
When the news broke, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson swiftly threw a challenge to Mayweather via social media and willing to fight him with a handicap. Recently speaking with TMZ sports.
“I think [a fight with Floyd Mayweather] would go very well for me, obviously. I’m very well-rounded. It’s mixed martial arts. I would even do a handicap. I won’t even grapple with him. I won’t even go to the ground at all. I’ll get him in the clinch, bang up, hit him in the liver, kick him in the liver, take out his legs and work him. I found out that news from my management team. They were like, ‘Dude, Floyd Mayweather’s coming to the UFC. Call him out and let’s get this fight.’ I was like that’s your job, my job is to train and go out there and win the fights.”
“[All striking. No takedowns] 100 percent [I would beat Floyd]. Yeah, of course. You have the clinch, there’s kicks, there’s elbows, it’s mixed martial arts. I come from one of the great coaches — Matt Hume, Brad Kertson — and my skill sets are well-rounded. I’d probably get after that liver. I’ll have to get after that liver. Beat him up in the Muay Thai clinch because he likes to clinch a lot. You see it even in his boxing, when he clinches, once we initiate that clinch, I’m gonna throw a knee right to that liver. Yeah, Floyd, come over here and beat up the smallest guy in the UFC. Come try your hand, try to beat up the smallest guy.”
Despite being one of the greatest fighters ever, Mighty Mouse has yet to establish himself as a PPV draw and has recently been more vocal about demanding a better compensation from the UFC.
This is a biggest opportunity available for Mighty Mouse that why he is interested in picking a fight with Mayweather.
The Mayweather match is, for obvious reasons, unlikely to emerge, but ‘Johnson could go on to defend his flyweight title against current bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw, which would be the biggest fight of Johnson’s career.