One way or another, Floyd Mayweather was going to insert himself into Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). And now he’s seemingly accomplished just that.
Middleweight contender, Makhmud Muradov, has inked a contract with the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in the world, as he is set to face Alessio Di Chirico at UFC Fight Night 160 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sept. 28, 2019. So where does Mayweather fit into all of this? “Money” just so happens to be Muradov’s promoter, and is the only MMA fighter to be on “The Money Team.” So you know he will have plenty of promotion moving forward.
And here’s a taste:
Makhmud is currently riding an impressive 11-fight win streak, winning 15 of his last 16 fights. More impressively, 11 of those wins have come via stoppage. He already has four fights this year, and will look to add to his streak on very short notice.
Chirico, meanwhile, has had an average run so far in his UFC career, going 3-3 and was last seen coming up short on the judges scorecards against Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night 154 this past June.
It will be interesting to see if Mayweather ever finds himself sitting front row for one of Makhmud’s fights if he ever gets booked to fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC Fight Night 160 will feature a 185-pound showdown between top contenders Jared Cannonier and Jack Hermansson, while Gunnar Nelson takes on Gilbert Burns in the co-headlining act.
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