Is Floyd Mayweather really plotting a venture into MMA?

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Ricky Hatton condemns the prospect of Floyd Mayweather fighting in the UFC

IS Floyd Mayweather really plotting an unexpected venture into mixed martial arts and the UFC?

He has used social media to float the prospect. He tweeted a picture of himself wearing UFC MMA gloves in a fighting pose and captioned it ‘Billion Dollar Man.’ He also put out a video of himself standing in an Octagon, where he asked, “What are the odds?”

It seems unlikely, even though Mayweather did tempt UFC star Conor McGregor into a vastly lucrative boxing match last year. Mayweather halted McGregor but the two have been taking public swipes at each other since.

That result took Mayweather’s boxing record to 50-0 and presumably he feels he has nothing left to prove in a boxing ring. MMA might, possibly, be a different matter, although, even if it would amass another fortune, the thought of Mayweather fighting in another sport has to be greeted with a healthy dose of scepticism.


Manchester star Ricky Hatton, a former Mayweather opponent, for one thinks it would be a terrible idea. “As if he didn’t f*** things up in the boxing ring,” Hatton said. “What’s he going to do?

“Mayweather fighting McGregor didn’t do our sport any good. What’s this going to do?”

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