“Eventually We’re Going To Apply For The License And Hopefully We Can Fight!”
Just a little over 12 months ago, the odds of Floyd Mayweather fighting Conor McGregor would have seemed quite unlikely. Famously UFC front man Dana White was quoted as saying there was more chance of him “Playing Quarter Back for the (New England) Patriots in the Super bowl than this fight happening”. However, despite what Vegas thought, the fight went ahead in August against all odds. Not only did it break global fight records across the board but changed the fight game as he knew it.
If gambling is your thing, you might want to think about having a punt on a second fight happening. However, this time around the shape of the ring might be a little different with Floyd recently announcing his intention of fighting the ‘Notorious’ Irish man in MMA. At this point, the chances of a second instalment of the ‘Mayweather-McGregor’ rivalry still appear to be a long way from happening. But like anything in life, where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Earlier this year, Floyd revealed that the UFC had approached him with a multi-fight, billion dollar offer for him to step inside the octagon. Shortly after, the internet was leaked with a series of teasing videos of Mayweather inside the cage.
Just over seven days ago news broke that UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had agreed to begin training Floyd in MMA for his debut. Shortly after this news broke, Floyd himself confirmed it, while adding that he believes his wrestling is already at a ‘seven out of ten level’, and his kicking game at a “four out of ten”. Not short of confidence, in an interview with TMZ, ‘Money Mayweather’ also stated that he believes his hand game is around “one hundred out of ten.”
Now, the ‘Half a Billion’ dollar man looks likely to be in the octagon for this next fight after his announcement that he will be in fact applying for an MMA Fighting License!
In a new interview, also with TMZ, Floyd when asked if his team had yet applied for a licence, revealed “Not yet, not yet but everything takes time, but eventually we’re going to apply for the license and hopefully we can fight!”
“Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we want to make sure that everything is done correctly and that everything is done the right way”
Whether or not Floyd is genuine in his desire to get inside the octagon, only he really knows. What WE know however, is that Mayweather-McGregor II would be as big, if not bigger than the first fight and would take over the world as it did before.
– Eamonn Scott