Floyd Mayweather Jr is looking to expand his fighting empire beyond the boxing ring by promoting MMA events and has vowed to make sure that fighters are paid fairly.
The boxing megastar was recently granted a license to promote events under the Mayweather Promotions banner and now looks set to go head-to-head with the biggest MMA organizations in the business.
“If you want to be treated fair, come over to Mayweather Promotions,” Mayweather stated in an interview with Fight Hype. “We believe in the talent winning. That’s what we believe in. We believe in treating our boxers and our MMA fighters fair. I want a lot of MMA fighters to get in touch with Mayweather Promotions.”
‘Money’ Mayweather certainly knows a thing or two about getting paid – just a few months ago Forbes declared him to be the highest paid athlete in all of sports for 2014 after earning $105 million over just a 12 month period.
With career earnings in the ring totaling close to $400 million, the attention of the world’s media at his disposal and a natural flare for promotion, Mayweather would undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with if he does look to aggressively push into the MMA market.
“I look forward to putting on my first MMA show also and having me some MMA champions. Like I said before, Floyd Mayweather loves to think outside the box. We’re not just one-dimensional. We are very versatile and we have an open mind,” Mayweather said. “When I get into the MMA game, I want them to make more money than they’re making, because from what I hear, they’re not being treated fair. Once again, I don’t have nothing to say about nobody. I’m only talking about what I’m here to do. I’m here to treat fighters fair. I’m here to treat MMA fighters fair, and I feel that the talent should win.