Floyd Mayweather has constantly been flirting with the idea of a rematch with Conor McGregor inside the octagon. He has often hinted at training for MMA and even posted a highly cryptic and teasing video in which he is training inside an octagon. Recently the UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had revealed that he will soon be training Mayweather for his MMA debut. However, if the UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is to be believed then all this might not be anything but tittle-tattle.
Holloway made an appearance on this week’s The MMA Hour. On the show he was asked about Mayweather’s potential MMA debut and about Woodley training him. Here’s what he had to say:
In boxing, he’s greatest. There’s no hate towards him. He finished smart, he made a lot of money, he changed the sport in a lot of ways, and he got there using his brains and being smart … and not being humiliated.
You guys really believe this guy is going to take an MMA fight, at however old he is right now, against a young guy that’s tough who people consider one of the best in the sport? It just blows my mind, man.
If people believe that kind of stuff, it’s wild. I really don’t know what to say.
If people believe that kind of stuff, it’s wild. I really don’t know what to say. Woodley’s the man. He’s a great dude, but I swear he talks about everything. He’s talking about everything. Whatever you can talk about, he talks about it. That guy is always on TMZ or something, so he wants to be talked about all of the time, that’s it. Woodley, you are the man, brother, but I think it’s a PR stunt.
How can you not think it’s not a PR stunt? I don’t know. This guy is always — every time I see on Twitter something retweeting about TMZ, it’s Tyron Woodley talking about it. So it’s like, gosh, is this guy a champion or is he a TMZ reporter? What is going on, my friend?