Aljamain Sterling claims Floyd Mayweather tried to steal his girl.
Sterling is coming off a split decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC 273 earlier this month to become the undisputed UFC bantamweight champion.
Mayweather, meanwhile, remains retired from professional boxing.
However, the 45-year-old continues to dabble in exhibition fights as he is set to face Don Moore next on May 14 in Dubai.
While Mayweather is a legend of the sport who still remains undefeated in boxing, Sterling was ready to throw down with him.
Especially as “The Funkmaster” — who was undefeated at the time — claims Mayweather was trying to steal his girlfriend in a party they both were attending back in 2016.
“It was Mayweather,” Sterling said in a recent interview (via Mirror). “He sent over his minions to try to pick her up, this was back in like 2016 I think. But I was still undefeated at the time. He sent over a guy first who said we can both come down and I was like, ‘Man I’m not stupid.’
“If I come over there you guys are going to try and take her up and try to push me back and then I will face some type of way and I will have to create a scene because you are not going to punk me like that. He left and came back with a girl who said, ‘Yeah you can both come down’. I was like, ‘Listen I know how the scene of this movie goes.’
“You can tell Floyd he is undefeated in boxing and I am undefeated in MMA, if we want to figure out what is the better sport we could fight out today. I don’t think they went and actually told him that, but listen I am a big fan but you aren’t about to have me looking stupid out here.”
A couple years on, Sterling holds no grudges towards Mayweather and remains a big fan.
However, there is no shortage of grudges for Sterling in the sport of mixed martial arts as he looks set to face TJ Dillashaw next.
And of course, a trilogy with Petr Yan will always remain on the cards given the nature of both their fights.