Mayweather intends to apply for MMA license

Monday, March 19, 2018

Floyd Mayweather first floated the idea of boxing Conor McGregor in April of 2016. In August of 2017, MayMac was the second most lucrative prizefight of all time. In December of 2017, Floyd Mayweather floated the idea of fighting in the UFC, and said it could make him a billionaire.

Now the champ champ tells TMZ he plans on applying for an MMA license.

“Not yet, not yet,” he cautioned. “Everything takes time. Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license. And hopefully we can fight.”

Mayweather was asked if rumors he would need about three months training before entering the Octagon were correct.

“I’ll probably need a little bit longer,” said Mayweather. “Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we want to make sure everything is done correctly. And everything is done the right way.”

Mayweather will be trained by UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and presumably Woodley’s trainer Din Thomas. Those choices, at least, are the right way. If the opponent is CM Punk, Mayweather might even win.