Over the last few weeks, undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has been commanding our attention by repeatedly hinting at a move to MMA. While we all know it’s pretty unlikely that this will actually ever happen, we’ve somehow been ensnared by the madness all the same.
If Mayweather did move to MMA, of course, it’s hard to imagine he’d fight anybody but UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who he defeated in a blockbuster boxing match back in August. That said, it sounds like there’s another option on the table for the boxer’s potential MMA debut…
Speaking to Jody Kohn, Floyd’s uncle Jeff Mayweather suggested his nephew might beat up former pro wrestler CM Punk before rematching McGregor.
“I don’t know who that is, but we might actually whoop his ass first,” Jeff Mayweather said last week (h/t BloodyElbow).
The Mayweather Uncle also gave his take on Floyd’s chances in MMA. While he understands the risk, he believes his nephew could perform well if he’s able to utilize his footwork and evasive movement.
“It’s about no f—king shoulder roll,” he said. “It’s about Floyd using his legs, being smart. If Floyd gets kicked or elbowed or gets kneed, anything like that, of course, the chances are he’s gonna lose.”
“If Floyd uses his legs – and I’m talking about to f—king dance around [and move], ain’t no f—king running around,” he continued. “This is part of boxing, [and] MMA fighters do it too. But they can’t do it as well as him, and that’s the difference.
“As long as he does that, he gives himself a chance. He gives himself a chance because he keeps it within striking distance. But if Floyd gets taken down, the fight’s gonna be over.”
So there you have it. The latest act in the insane circus that is Floyd Mayweather’s potential MMA career. He might just fight CM Punk…
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/13/2018.