Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has been making noises of late that he could very likely do a $1 billion deal with the UFC that would see him make his MMA debut in the octagon.
Ever since Conor McGregor faced the American in the boxing ring back in August, there has been talk of a rematch, this time with the 40-year-old boxer stepping into the octagon.
As incredulous as boxing purists were at the sight of the UFC lightweight champions talking trash and stepping into the squared circle, the idea of Mayweather, or any boxer for that matter, pulling on the four-ounce gloves and entering the famous cage, was met with even more vociferous disdain.
Now, however, long after the dust has settled on the mega-money spinner that was McGregor’s boxing debut and ultimate tenth-round TKO at the hands of Mayweather, the money-loving boxer has insisted he and UFC president Dana White could do a deal that would see him embarking on a mixed martial arts adventure.
Mayweather’s claims were given more weight on Wednesday when White revealed he was indeed in talks with the boxer but whether something will come from these talks remains to be seen.
Following the news, however, a certain coach John Kavanagh has given his opinion on Mayweather making the switch to MMA and it is fair to say the well-respected coach is not holding his breath.
I will do the Riverdance naked the day Mayweather fights in the ufc. Absolutely never going to happen. Not ever. pic.twitter.com/yAUbche7OC
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) December 20, 2017
That’s a no from Coach Kavanagh, then.