Floyd Mayweather scored a tenth round TKO victory over UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor in “The Money Fight.”
Scott Coker is the CEO of Bellator MMA and he is a firm believer that if the rematch of “The Money Fight” takes place as an MMA fight, then it could draw bigger numbers than the boxing encounter.
"If a boxer wants to take the time and really learn the art of MMA, and he has a big name in boxing and wants to come over, why wouldn't we want to see that?” Coker told The Telegraph. “If Floyd would fight Conor in MMA I think he'd do a bigger gate and a bigger PPV than boxing. People will say Conor will probably take him out or choke him out, but those two guys could sell anything. They would sell that fight, people would buy it and I think it would break the record from the weekend before last.”
Mayweather had teased transitioning to MMA during the build up to the boxing match, but the boxer did announce his retirement from boxing after the super fight.
Coker even claims that if Mayweather lost an MMA fight to McGregor, the boxer wouldn’t be hurt by it at all.
"If Conor takes him down, chokes him out and Floyd taps, there's no loss of respect there. If you tap out it just means it's his night and you go on to the next fight. Why not let him do it?,” says Coker.
The Bellator MMA CEO is going to be seen next at Bellator 183, which is taking place on September 23.