What are the odds? Turns out pretty good. Floyd Mayweather has been teasing a transition into MMA like a politician, flipping and flopping on whether it will really happy or not. Dana White revealed the talks were true, until Mayweather called him a liar and then proceeded to continue to post social media winks on his account. However, this recent news is the biggest confirmation yet. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had linked up with Moeny Mayweather to help prepare him for his UFC debut.
“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.”
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— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 3, 2018
“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 [Edson] 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 speaking on TMZ Sport’s The Hollywood Beatdown.
After laying out the training strategy he is going to implement with Floyd Mayweather, Tyron Woodley went on to say that he thinks the billionaire boxer would be ready for his first fight in two-and-half to three months. After that, it’s about picking his opponent and entering into a proper camp. As far as his first fight in the UFC, Woodley cited Conor McGregor as a possibility, which would completely turn the tables on who would be the favorite in another multi-million dollar fight between the two.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/9/2018.