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Floyd Mayweather 'legitimately' in talks with UFC president

21 December 2017, 12:38 | Susie Olson

GETTYConor Mc Gregor put on a good display against Floyd Mayweather before succumbing to fatigue

Conor Mc Gregor Floyd Mayweather Rematch

Mayweather turns 41 in February and has never fought MMA professionally. "MMA next", he said when a TMZ reporter asked him about his next bout, perhaps against Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather retired with an unblemished 50-0 record in the boxing ring after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor by technical knockout. UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Wednesday that Mayweather is interested in making a move to the octagon.

On his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, claimed Mayweather and UFC commissioner Dana White are in talks about scheduling the McGregor/Mayweather rematch, but this time under MMA rules instead of the standard boxing regulations.

"Conor is the only option for him", Woodley says. noting McGregor is "really a stand-up fighter" and doesn't pose as big of a threat as other UFC stars who specialize in wrestling or jiu-jitsu.

"Floyd talked about it. He usually tips his hand when he's in the media, and then that s*** ends up happening".

"We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal". Everything is a realistic possibility.

While it's hard to believe that Mayweather would put his ideal fighting record on the line to enter a UFC fight, the same could have been said before he and Conor McGregor met in the boxing ring earlier in the year.

During a live social media stream earlier this month, however, Mayweather said he could sign with UFC. "I can come right back". So, for Floyd Mayweather, if I was coming into the sport to do MMA, I would want an opponent like that: a striker. Like legitimately. So, I texted him, 'Is Floyd really talking about fighting in MMA?' And he goes, 'Yeah, he's f*****g insane.

It's now unclear whether Mayweather will have another professional boxing fight.

In all honesty it still seems like a pie-in-the-sky scenario that Mayweather would agree to an MMA fight in the UFC as he has a flawless, unblemished record in boxing, while competing in the Octagon would nearly certainly hand him a humiliating defeat. White told ESPN that global pay-per-view buys settled around 6.5 million.

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