Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old and said he would retire for good after his fight against Conor McGregor in August. He’s said this before… and it’s money that lure him back.
Over the past few months, the boxing icon has been hyping a transition to the UFC… and apparently, it’s real.
Dana White recently told Fox Sports Mayweather in MMA is “going to happen”.
So there’s that. And now, according to The Sports Journal Editor-In-Chief Omar Al Raisi, Mayweather will fight Conor McGregor in a rematch in the Octagon, BUT… with modified rules.
The two will fight in four-ounce gloves and no shoes in five five-minute rounds at 155 pounds. Here’s the interesting part though: other rules include no kicks, no take downs, no elbows and no knees. However, according to Al Raisi, “certain things will be allowed like the clinch.”
No kicks, no take downs, no elbows, no knees. Certain things will be allowed like the clinch. pic.twitter.com/Gmv5koAG00
— Omar Al Raisi (@Dantani) April 8, 2018
Furthermore, the fight would be put on via a joint effort between Mayweather Promotions, McGregor Entertainment and the UFC.
On Saturday night (April 7), while promoting his Showtime-televised tripleheader, Mayweather told Jim Gray that “retirement has been great, but as you know and everyone knows, I go in retirement and I come back.”
He then reiterated that his return would be in the Octagon, while adding that he has no interest in boxing again. “It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon,” Mayweather said. “I would not box again”.