Undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. might come out of retirement for another fight, but only if it’s in the UFC.
Mayweather officially retired after defeating Conor McGregor in a very lucrative boxing match back in August 2017, but since then Mayweather is looking to make a transition to the MMA Octagon and has been teasing it for months now.
In the wake of Mcgregor’s mayhem, Mayweather gave his insight about the incident on Showtime’s Jim Gray on Saturday after the Erislandy Lara vs. Jarret Hurd boxing match in Las Vegas. (Quote Via BloodyElbow)
“I feel that when you have reached such a high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way,” Mayweather said. “Meaning, I know that when we fought, we both sold the fight, the world loved what we did. But outside the ring, you have to carry yourself like a gentleman.”
For MMA return, Mayweather said he is still weighing a comeback, but only in the UFC.
“Retirement has been great, but as you know and everybody knows, I go on retirement, I come back. Is it possible I come back? Yes, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon.
Mayweather added, his return to Octagon heavily depend on how much he would be offered.
“Only if the money is right,” Mayweather said when asked if he would indeed fight in MMA. “You gotta talk to Showtime, CBS and my team. You talk to my team about that, we all get on the same page, and we’ll see. Of course, the number’s gonna be crazy.”
Mayweather did not specify who he would want to fight if he made MMA debut, but UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor would be the potential bout.