Floyd Mayweather, the former five-weight world champion boxer hinted that he wanted to try his hand at mixed martial arts in posts on his social media accounts.
Mayweather’s recent cage video quickly became the talk of the combat sports world, with many wondering if the undefeated boxer is serious about having an MMA fight.
However, we all know it’s pretty unlikely that this will actually ever happen, UFC president Dana White says it is the only sensible move to make if they were to set up a rematch against UFC champ Conor McGregor.
Well, it sounds like there’s another option on the table for the boxer’s potential MMA debut is a possible fight against CM Punk. The 39-year-old Punk was tapped out in 2:14 by Mickey Gall in his UFC debut in September 2016, is a big enough name but isn’t the same threat as many on the UFC roster.
Jeff Mayweather was recently speaking to Jody Kohn, about what he thought of his nephew Floyd Mayweather possibly fighting Punk, and he was immediately on board with the idea.
“I don’t know who that is, but we might actually whoop his ass first,” Jeff Mayweather said last week (h/t BloodyElbow).
Talking about Floyd’s MMA run, Jeff said he will struggle especially if the fight goes down to the matt and could perform well if he’s able to utilize his footwork and evasive movement.
“It’s about no f—king shoulder roll,” he said. “It’s about Floyd using his legs, being smart. If Floyd gets kicked or elbowed or gets kneed, anything like that, of course, the chances are he’s gonna lose.”
“If Floyd uses his legs – and I’m talking about to f—king dance around [and move], ain’t no f—king running around,” he continued. “This is part of boxing, [and] MMA fighters do it too. But they can’t do it as well as him, and that’s the difference.
“As long as he does that, he gives himself a chance. He gives himself a chance because he keeps it within striking distance. But if Floyd gets taken down, the fight’s gonna be over.”
Mayweather and McGregor fought in a boxing rules bout back in August 2017. It was the second biggest-selling pay-per-view (PPV) event of all time.