UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley claims he is training Floyd Mayweather for a mixed martial arts fight.
The retired boxer has never competed in MMA, although there has been recent talk of him transitioning to fight Conor McGregor.
Tyron Woodley says on @TMZ_Sports he is working with Floyd Mayweather to train him for MMA and says he can teach him to defend kicks in 2-3 weeks.
— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) March 9, 2018
Speaking to TMZ, Woodley claimed:
“Floyd Mayweather is interested in taking an MMA bout, maybe a few of ’em.
“So, who better than ‘The Chosen One’ to teach him the ropes on how we get off the ropes and get in the cage?”
Mayweather’s most recent fight came in August against the UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The Irishman made his professional boxing debut against then 49-0 Floyd Mayweather and lasted ten rounds, putting in a valiant effort. The Notorious one has said many times that if they are to fight again it must be in a cage. This could be the first stepping stone in making that fight happen.
While many in the MMA community feel like this fight is a complete waste of time as Mayweather has no experience in MMA, the fight, were it to happen, would probably still break records and sell millions of pay per views.
For the time being a move to MMA for one of the best boxer’s of our generation is only speculation, but momentum is picking up fast. It’ll be interesting to see how this develops.