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Floyd Mayweather: From The Squared Circle To The Octagon?

Undefeated Great Applying For MMA License

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Floyd Mayweather: From the Squared Circle to the Octagon?

By Aaron Cooper

Whether you like him or loathe him, Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly one of the finest boxers not only of the modern era but of all time. He personifies the sweet science of ‘hit and not get hit’. While he's not academically sound, his business acumen is second to none in the sport of boxing. However, his latest move has one or two fight fans among us scratching our heads.

The self-proclaimed ‘TBE’ (or 'the best ever') has given the strongest indication yet that he intends to trade in his ten-ounce gloves and the squared circle for four-ounce gloves and the unforgiving structure of the octagon.

Rumours are running rife of a potential rematch with Conor McGregor, playing the Irish MMA sensation at his own game. Many are giving the Nevada native props for even considering fighting McGregor in his own discipline. But remember, Floyd is a businessman too, and many in the boxing community, including this writer, feel that this was the plan all along.

Reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, Tyron Woodley, has gone public to say that he will be training Mayweather, so he is in good hands.

“Everything takes time, and eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license and hopefully we can fight,” Mayweather said with a straight face.

According to Woodley, he would be able to get the 41-year-old Mayweather primed for his MMA debut in just two and a half months. Floyd, however, is giving himself what he feels is a more realistic time frame.

“I’ll probably need a little bit longer (time),” Mayweather said. “Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we’re gonna make sure that everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.”