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Floyd Mayweather: UFC training begins soon, and my wrestling already seven out of 10


Is Floyd Mayweather actually serious about fighting in the UFC? His latest interview on the topic is more elaborate than ever, but it remains to be seen whether the boxing legend will actually one day step into the octagon.

Mayweather (50-0 boxing, 0-0 MMA) competing in an MMA or UFC fight has been a consistent topic since prior to his boxing match with Conor McGregor in August. It wasn’t long ago when “Money” completely shut down the idea, but in recent months it’s gained more steam than ever before.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has offered to train Mayweather should he commit to an MMA fight. The idea of a 41-year-old Mayweather actually doing that has been relentlessly mocked, but Mayweather continues to stick to his guns and keep parading the idea that he could actually do it.

TMZ caught up with Mayweather in Los Angeles this week and talked to him about whether this topic is dream or fantasy. Mayweather said he’s going to take Woodley up on his offer and claimed their work together could begin in the near future.

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

Woodley said he could have Mayweather ready for a UFC-caliber opponent with three months of serious training. Mayweather put the kibosh on that timeframe and said it would likely take at least double. However, he already thinks his skill set is in a good place to make the move.

“I’ll probably need a little bit longer (than three months),” Mayweather said. “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.”

The move to MMA might be “a little difficult,” but Mayweather said he’s prepared for the work required. Moments after, though, he admitted training hasn’t started, and he’s spent his recent time hanging out and relaxing in California.

If Mayweather actually does fight in the UFC, it’s not going to be a cheap acquisition. A Mayweather fight comes with a hefty price, and he said the situation comes down to “presenting the right numbers.” If he gets what he wants, Mayweather said it’s going to come to fruition, and regardless of his opponent, he said he’ll carry respect for MMA into the octagon.

“Of course, they’re going to present the right numbers and we going to make it happen,” Mayweather said. “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.”

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