Will he? Would he? He could, because he is the biggest draw in any and all of combat sports. But would Floyd Mayweather, now currently on hiatus, or, as he puts it, retired, enter the Octagon, and fight in Dana White’s UFC?
Now, before we go any further, we must offer that this question might be coming about because Mayweather likes to stay in the news, stay relevant, and knows the things to say and do to make that happen. So, be forewarned…
Here are some odds, courtest of Bovada, and our friends at Props PR, which ask this very question and give you some insight into how likely the oddsmakers think the Floyd-to-UFC concept is to be activated….
Will Floyd Mayweather fight in the UFC in 2018?
Yes +500 (5/1)
No -900 (1/9)
And where did this topic come from? “We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” Dana White told ESPN. “It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that s— ends up happening. We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f—ing happened. Anything is possible.”
During a Dec. 12 Instagram stream hit, Mayweather said UFC had offered him a “3- or 4-fight deal in the Octagon [to] make a billion dollars.”
Following his win over UFCer Conor McGregor on Aug. 26, the 40 year old Mayweather said his boxing career was over, doneso. Yes, he’s said that before and unsaid it. So, this might be spinning of wheels, a relevancy generation exercise. I think it is, because if there’s one thing that Mayweathe rlikes more than money, it is to win. And in an Octagon, he can have ten years to train, he will not and would not beat Conor McGregor.
Your thoughts, friends?