Floyd Mayweather has applied for an MMA license to secure a fight with UFC’s lightweight champion, Conor McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather revealed that he is undergoing Mixed Martial Arts training, and needs only “six to eight months” to train and get ready for his fight with Conor McGregor.
Last August, Floyd Mayweather won a boxing match against Conor McGregor and since then, he has been speculating a rematch with the MMA fighter.
Mayweather retired from boxing with an undefeated record of 50-0. After he defeated McGregor at the Octagon, he proved the critics that he is ready to come back into action.
Mayweather has begun his training with the UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. He told TMZ, “So, who better than The Chosen One to teach him the ropes on how we get off the ropes and get in the cage!”
While talking to TMZ Sports, Mayweather said, “Not yet, everything takes time. Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license, and hopefully, we can fight.”
In account of his MMA license, Mayweather added, “Even if it takes 6 to 8 months — whatever it takes. We want to make sure that everything is done correctly.”
The last time the two scheduled a fight, the heat level rose between both fighters.
The American star has a net worth of $340 million who has opened as a +650 underdog, while McGregor has been rated as a -1000 favorite by Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.
In December, the President of UFC, Dana White, told ESPN,“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal. It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that ends up happening.”
White added, “We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f—ing happened. Anything is possible.”
Mayweather’s 50-0 included 27 KO’s, so in order to defeat him, McGregor will have to step it up in the ring.