Mayweather: My wrestling game is probably a 7 already

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The greatest boxer of his generation, Floyd Mayweather, broke Rocky Marciano’s cursed 49-0 record by boxing UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, and then retired. However, there are multiple indications that while he is done with boxing, he wants to fight in the UFC. UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley said he will begin training Mayweather shortly.

That was confirmed by Mayweather during a recent interview with TMZ.

 

“I’m going to start soon,” said Mayweather, as transcribed by Mike Bohn for MMAjunkie. “We’ve been texting back and forth. We talked a couple times, but we’re going to start working out real soon.”

“I’ll probably need a little bit longer [than three months]. A little bit longer. Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we just want to make sure everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.

“I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale from one to 10, I would say it’s probably a seven. We can take it up to a nine, if possible. Of course my hand game, on a scale of one to 10, it’s 100. The kicking game, on a scale from one to 10, it’s probably a four. We have to tweak a few things to take things to the next level.”

 

So will Mayweather really fight in the Ogctagon?

“Of course,” he said. “They’re going to present the right numbers and we going to make it happen. I can’t overlook or knock any MMA guy. Tyron is unbelievable – unbelievable fighter, tough competitor. Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor, a hell of a fighter. There’s a lot of tough, rugged guys out there in the MMA. I can’t overlook or disrespect those guys.”