Mayweather is apparently transitioning to the sport of his one time boxing foe because the slugger is going to start training for a potential UFC debut.
“I’m going to start soon,” Mayweather said to TMZ Sports. “We’ve been texting back and forth. We talked a couple times, but we’re going to start working out real soon.”
The person that Mayweather has been texting with is UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley, who has offered to help train Mayweather for his professional MMA debut.
Wrestling is a huge aspect of any UFC fighter’s MMA skill set and Mayweather already claims to be a 7 out of 10 in that field.
“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,” says Mayweather.
While Mayweather is potentially coming closer to a pro MMA debut, no word has been given yet as to when it could happen.