Floyd Mayweather has revealed he is going forward with plans to fight in the UFC, and is going to take the step of applying for a license.
The boxing champion revealed earlier this week that he was planning on submitting his application on getting his pro license, according to TMZ.
He has even revealed a timeframe for how long he’ll need before he’s ready to step into the Octagon.
Everything takes time. Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight. Even if it takes 6 to 8 months – whatever it takes.
We want to make sure that everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.
At the end of last year it was revealed that Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather was in talks with the UFC for a huge fight in the Octagon.
Dana White described the fight as being a ‘realistic possibility’, saying:
We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal.
It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that sh*t ends up happening.
We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f*cking happened.
Anything is possible.
There has been ratcheting tensions between ‘The Notorious’ McGregor and Mayweather online since Mayweather began calling out McGregor for a UFC battle.
Their boxing match last year was the biggest sporting event of 2017, as well as the second highest grossing boxing pay-per-view of all time, so it’s no surprise the gang are getting back together.
Two months after their fight, which saw McGregor was KO’d by Money in Las Vegas, the Notorious laid down the gauntlet once more.
The UFC Lightweight champion has said he would be up for another bout – but on his turf.
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At the beginning of December, Mayweather strongly hinted about the possibility of him returning to combat sports through a Fight Hype video, saying:
They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back.
I can come right back. If I wanted to, 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.
Come at the king, you best not miss… pic.twitter.com/uHx4SJngHx
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 1, 2018
It looks like it might be a way off, but with the hype of the last fight, and the inevitable pay cheque which would come with a rematch, the fight is certainly looking increasingly likely.