While many fans have completely written off the suggestion that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will ever compete in a mixed martial arts bout, the boxing legend keeps making strides towards his goal of fighting inside the Octagon.
Recently, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyron Woodley claimed he was actually training “Money” for a potential MMA fight after the two met-up over the NBA All-Star weekend.
Woodley seemed confident about Mayweather’s chances inside the Octagon and talked about how he was working with him to defend different attacks from kicks. While it would be ludicrous to think Mayweather can learn MMA nuance in such a short timeframe to compete with the cream of the crop, it seems his training is tailored to the type of fighter he is expected to face in Conor McGregor. The Irishman is renowned for his arsenal of kicking attacks.
Mayweather recently told TMZ that he will be applying for a license so he can compete in mixed martial arts and is hoping for an MMA match in the near future.
“Everything takes time. Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license, and hopefully, we can fight.”
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