So much for Floyd Mayweather Jr. crossing over into the Octagon.
Despite rumors that the undefeated boxing legend was gearing up for a mixed martial arts (MMA) debut, “Money” seems to be backtracking a bit. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports (shown above), Mayweather explained that he’s simply too busy to worry about a return to combat sports.
“I’m so busy, I got so many different things going on, on the outside,” Mayweather said. “If you haven’t heard, I’m building the tallest building in New York City. I’m one of the investors, I invested nine figures, actually.”
Remember, Mayweather was supposed to train alongside UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in preparation for a potential debut in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Mayweather even went as far as taunting former boxing opponent and UFC superstar Conor McGregor about his wrestling abilities.
That was entertaining to see, but “Money” seems to be flip-flopping about his MMA aspirations.
“I’m not thinking about fighting right now,” he said. “Two weeks from now, you can do an interview with me because I can contradict myself. I’m only human.”
Considering McGregor is expected to fight undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year, Mayweather may be stalling his MMA talk until “Notorious” is open for business. Or maybe, just maybe, the 41-year-old really doesn’t know what he’s going to do with fighting moving forward.
“So, two weeks from now, you ask me the question, guess what I’m gonna say, ‘I’m fighting in MMA,’” said Mayweather. “And then two months from then, I’mma say ‘I’m not fighting in MMA, I’m not fighting in boxing.
“Actually I don’t know what I’m doing, but I do know one thing: I’m paid.”