UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley recently stated that retired boxer Floyd Mayweather would start his MMA training immediately.
Mayweather now claims that there is a 50-50 chance that he actually competes in an MMA fight before the year ends.
“I started training already,” said Mayweather to Fight Hype. “Not the physical part, just the endurance part. I’m thinking about fighting in MMA. I’ve thought about it. I started training in Miami. I look forward to fighting probably at the end of the year. We don’t know. Right now it’s 50/50, it’s not 100 percent but I’ve already started training. . . I really don’t know yet but I’m very, very interested. We’ll just see. Everything takes time. Everything takes time.”
While there is no doubt the boxers striking is at a high level, one thing that former UFC Bantamweight Champion Tyron Woodley wants him to work on in takedown defense.
The retired boxer is also calling himself the biggest name in MMA, despite not having competed one time in the sport.
“I know right now I’m the biggest name in MMA, hands down,” said Mayweather. “I know this. And the second biggest name is Conor McGregor. I know this. It’s all about entertainment. I love having fun. The first two or three rounds, I wasn’t even doing anything, I was letting him do what he do. But in MMA it would be totally different because we don’t have no shoes on and with four-ounce gloves on - you think I’m fast with eight-ounce gloves on, imagine how fast I’d be with four-ounce gloves on.”
Although Mayweather said he could potentially fight this year, on thing that was discussed is a potential opponent.