Floyd Mayweather Jr. has given several hints that he is considering at least one mixed martial arts fight, and the undefeated boxer’s father believes things are heading in that direction.
In a recent interview with Amer Abdallah for Mayweather’s YouTube channel, Floyd Mayweather Sr. was asked if the hype surrounding his son fighting in the UFC is real.
“The way I see it, I have to believe that this is where it’s going,” Mayweather Sr. said. “The way it looks, I think so.”
For what it’s worth, Floyd Sr. said he would not advise his son to pursue a career in MMA neither as a trainer nor a father. However, he said he will still do the best he can to make sure Floyd Jr. never loses a fight even if he does decide to fight in the octagon.
“I don’t know what the (motivation is). As of now, he’s got enough money,” Mayweather Sr. added. “He’s got enough to live his life out.
“I think he could win a few fights, but I think it’s best to leave it alone. You can do your own thing, man. But you go in somebody else’s playground, and it’s … you just can’t do that, man. Don’t get me wrong, I believe he can beat some of those fighters like he did with the other guys, but it ain’t worth it. There ain’t no other way he can go right now besides backwards.”
Floyd Jr. has never been shy in admitting that money is his biggest motivator, and it’s obvious how much he could make if he fought Conor McGregor in the UFC. The question is whether or not it would be worth it, as Floyd is 40 and will almost certainly lose. If he wants several more ping pong tables like the one he recently bought, he just might decide climbing into the octagon is worthwhile.