Is Floyd Mayweather considering a UFC run?
As crazy as it sounds, Mayweather himself certainly made it sound like it was a possibility in a live video stream where he answered questions from his fans.
"You already know I'm a money-getting motherf**ker,” he said in the video. “I'm Money May. They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back. I can come right back to the UFC. If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three or four fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, and you motherf**kers love me, and I love you motherf**kers."
The big question now is whether the UFC could pony up the kind of cash Floyd Mayweather makes in boxing. Even with so much money to make, we doubt they would simply because it would blow open the entire pay structure the UFC has cultivated so carefully over the years.
We're also not so sure Mayweather would agree even if a deal around the $300 million he allegedly made against McGregor boxing was offered. A lot of violence can be inflicted on a person in the Octagon, and Mayweather would be virtually helpless to stop a vast amount of it. Even if Floyd was interested, a commission would have to get on board too.
So let's put this one in the pipe dream category for now. But oh man, if it could actually happen. I'd pay to see it.