While many people are still skeptical as to whether boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will actually transition over to mixed martial arts, the fighter himself seems to be more committed to the idea than ever before, at least in front of the camera.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley recently claimed that he’s agreed to train Mayweather for his transition from boxing and Mayweather has now confirmed that is his intention.
“I’m going to start soon,” Mayweather told TMZ Sports. “We’ve been texting back and forth. We talked a couple times, but we’re going to start working out real soon.”
However, while Woodley had claimed that he could get ‘Money’ ready to comepte in the cage within three months, the boxer is giving himself some more time to prepare.
“I’ll probably need a little bit longer. A little bit longer. Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we just want to make sure everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.”
Even that sounds ambitious for someone who has never attempted MMA before, but Mayweather claims that he already has some of the skills neccessary to make his mark in the sport.
“I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale from one to 10, I would say it’s probably a seven. We can take it up to a nine, if possible. Of course my hand game, on a scale of one to 10, it’s 100. The kicking game, on a scale from one to 10, it’s probably a four. We have to tweak a few things to take things to the next level.”
With all that being said, even if Mayweather is genuinely interested in fighting in the Octagon, he’s not going to do so unless he’s paid an astronomical sum of money, and he sounds confident that would happen.
“Of course, they’re going to present the right numbers and we going to make it happen,” Mayweather claimed.