Despite boasts and talks, Mayweather not entering octagon

December 20, 2017

Dana White confirmed rumors that Floyd Mayweather may sign a UFC contract.  But a couple hours after confirmation via ESPN, Mayweather nixed the claim and we can all return back to our normal lives.

It started with a boast from the 50-0 champ stating that he could make $1 billion with a 3 or 4 fight deal in the UFC.  He later clarified his words stating that he “could” do it if he wanted to.  But he’s not doing it.

Prior to Mayweather shutting down the nonsense, Tyron Woodley stated that he would help Mayweather train.  Woodley and Mayweather are friends.

Of course, Conor McGregor had something to tweet about this.

Payout Perspective:

What to glean from all of this?  Nothing really except it confirms that Floyd Mayweather is a polarizing figure that people will pay attention to whether to see him succeed or fail.  Mayweather in the UFC would have been terrible.  All we have to look to is the Randy Couture-James Toney fight.  While Mayweather may be in shape for a fight, there’s no way he could produce anything entertaining in the octagon.  The only reason for such a thing would be a money/attention grab.  What may arise out of this might be a collaboration with White’s plans to promote boxing.  We may want to keep an eye on that in 2018.

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