The UFC welterweight champion of the world has claimed that he will begin training Floyd Mayweather in mixed martial arts next week.
One of the stranger stories that has emerged in the last year or so has been the claim – made by Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather – that he has been working towards a move to the sport of mixed martial arts and that he plans on having the UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley as a key member of his team during the switch
Now, anyone who knows anything about the multi-faceted game that is MMA will tell you that the notion of a 41-year-old boxer attempting to pick up the finer aspects of several martial arts and disciplines in order to measure up to any worthwhile athlete in the sport is completely ridiculous, but whether you believe him or not, Floyd has stated that he is open to the idea of competing.
Tyron Woodley, the current 170lb champion of the UFC, has been declared as the man who will assist Floyd as he apparently looks to emulate the cross-appeal of his last in-ring opponent, Conor McGregor, as unlikely as it seems.
Speaking to his fans on a live Q&A session (via Bloody Elbow), Woodley – when quizzed on the topic of the semi-retired boxing superstar – told the world that he has been in contact with Mayweather and that he will begin assisting him in his supposed-transition from one sport to the other next week.
“Yeah, I’m training Floyd. I just talked to Floyd. He was in Singapore (and) somewhere else. I just talked to him a couple of days ago. So when he gets back in town next week, me and him are going to start training.”
There are few who would argue that Mayweather’s prospects against even the most rookie are bleak at best but again, the man has proven exactly how adept he is at keeping his name relevant in the sporting world’s headlines.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena