Apparently, Floyd Mayweather participating in MMA is a thing.
After incessant teasing on social media, references to betting houses and jibes exchanged with Conor McGregor, undefeated boxer Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has reportedly started training MMA with UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley.
Speaking in his TMZ show, Woodley had this to say about the situation:
Floyd Mayweather is interested in taking a mixed martial art bout, maybe a few of them, so who better than The Chose One to teach him the ropes on how we get off the ropes and get in the cage.
I saw him at the Jordan party during the All-Star weekend, we started chatting about training MMA and we decided let’s connect, let’s hook up in Vegas and do some training.
Get him ready for MMA. Y’all think it’s a joke but think about this: Floyd Mayweather’s one of the best strikers of all times.
How many guys in the UFC that can’t wrestle, and can’t grapple and they consider themselves a stand-up fighter?
If they have to stand across from one of the greatest strikers ever, they’re gonna be in a world of smoke.
We’re already getting it set-up. First thing we’ll work on is kicks. Blocking the kicks. There is no point in him trying to learn how to kick.
Defending kicks, identifying when a body is about to throw a kick. No one can just suddenly, sneaky throw a kick besides like an Barboza or Jose Aldo.
Secondly, obviously defending takedowns. If he’s able to evade punches in a fraction of a second, make people look stupid and miss a million times, then he can learn wrestling defense.
Then obviously he’ll decide which fight he wants to take, then we’ll gameplan out that.
Tyron Woodley also went on to tout Conor McGregor as a potential opponent for Floyd in MMA, detailing why it would actually be a wise stylistic match up for the boxer.
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