Floyd Mayweather Jr. He uploaded a photograph on his Instagram next to the president of UFC, Dana White, Y Nobuyuki Sakakibara, President of Rizin, warning of a “great deal.”
“Stay tuned! We are working on a great deal, ”the former undefeated US champion wrote with a postcard alongside two of the most influential people in mixed martial arts.
Without offering further details, Mayweather could make his foray into MMA after hanging out with White Y SakakibaraBut today there has not been a boxer who makes the leap from the ring to the octagon and is successful.
At the time, CM Punk, former fighter of the WweHe tried to move on to MMA and although he was preparing for more than a year, he was unsuccessful in both of his professional fights. In the first he fell by submission and in the second by unanimous decision.
However, there is the case of Conor mcgregor who left MMA for a time to have a professional boxing match against Floyd, who knocked out the Irishman in 10 rounds.
It was talked about that Mcgregor could have another boxing match before Manny pacquiao, but after his defeat at the end of January this year against Dustin Poirier, that possibility was diluted. There have been some reports that Conor I would sign the trilogy with Poirier.
Recently, Dana White responded to the words of an executive from Triller, who said they were looking for Oscar de la Hoya to face a high-caliber fighter from the UFC. Dana said that no one from the company’s roster was going to venture into boxing to face the president of Golden Boy Promotions.
Floyd mayweather He has had a few exhibition fights since retiring, including one in Japan in which he faced a kickboxer whom he defeated in the first round.
He is expected to face Logan Paul this year, after the match has been postponed several times.