Mayweather: I want to take MMA management to the next level
While Floyd Mayweather Jr is self-managed, his receives trusted advice from Al Haymon, 2005 winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Manager of the Year award. And in an exclusive interview with FightHype, Mayweather revealed that the duo want to move into the promotion of MMA fighters.
“I want to promote MMA fighters also,” said Mayweather. “We looking to promote MMA fighters, so it’s the first time you’re hearing it on FightHype… You know, Al Haymon is looking to manage MMA fighters. Even though Al Haymon hasn’t came on record and said it, but I want Al to manage MMA fighters. I think I can take it to the next level… You know, I don’t mind doing business with Dana White. Dana White’s a cool guy. I’ve been knowing Dana before he got involved with the MMA.”
A former Economics student at Harvard, Haymon started in music promoting M. C. Hammer, New Edition, Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige, among others. In 2010 he moved into boxing, and now has a large group of fighters under his management. The addition of the pair to the MMA world could be significant.