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Floyd Mayweather speaking with Showtime exec about MMA fight

Newly retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather is teasing the idea of accepting a mixed martial arts fight.


Brittany King


Is he? Or isn't he? That seems to be the ongoing question when it comes to whether or not Floyd Mayweather will accept a deal to take an MMA fight. 

 

The 40-year-old posted a video of himself standing in an MMA cage on social media Wednesday. The post was captioned, "Come at the king, you best not miss."

 

"2018, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, MMA. What are the odds, Paddy? What are the odds?" Mayweather says, seemingly speaking of Paddy Power, an Irish sportsbook which sponsored the boxer in last year's fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Come at the king, you best not miss.

According to TMZ, Mayweather is heading to Minnesota where he's set to meet with Showtime honcho Stephen Espinoza to discuss a possible MMA fight. "It will be a topic of conversation," Stephen told the outlet, acknowledging the boxing star's recent videos from inside an MMA cage.

 

The new report comes on the heels of Mayweather telling FightHype.com that he could make $1 billion very quickly if he stepped into the octagon. "If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights, and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make $1 billion," he said. "I could do it in three fights, or even four fights, if I choose to get in the Octagon and fight.

 

"I'm not doing it, but I'm saying what I could do to make $1 billion quick. I never said I was going to fight in the UFC. I didn't say that. I said if I wanted to," Mayweather added. Would and could are different things. I'm not gonna do it though."

Come at the king, you best not miss...

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