Floyd Mayweather is heading to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII this weekend where the former pound for pound king will also meet up with Showtime Boxing Executive Stephen Espinoza.
Speaking to TMZ recently, Espinoza said Mayweather’s social media posts regarding the possibility of an MMA fight in the Octagon will be on the agenda.
“It will be a topic of conversation,” Espinoza told TMZ Sports, adding that Floyd fighting in MMA is a ‘very interesting’ proposition before saying, “But it will mainly be a social visit.”
Mayweather has posted two videos so far and looks hell-bent on securing yet another massive paycheck, but this time which wouldn’t dent his legacy in boxing.
Obviously, Conor McGregor will be the favorite to land the coveted spot opposite the 50-0 superstar, who once again will make $100m before he even enters the eight-sided battle arena.
“There’s a chance,” confirmed Espinoza.”I’ve learned not to question Floyd.
“Whatever he puts his mind to, he sort of wills into happening. (Floyd) willed the McGregor fight into happening. So, if he sets his mind to it, it’ll happen.”
On the money expected to be on the table, Espinoza added: “He’s not an 8-figure guy anymore. He’s a 9-figure guy.”
Plenty of sceptical fans are vowing not to pay for a Pay-Per-View clash between Mayweather and McGregor for a second time, with some even stating Floyd wouldn’t last a minute in the cage.
‘Money’ certainly wouldn’t take the challenge lightly though, and having already beaten up McGregor in the ring, would be confident of staying out of the way of his elbow and knees long enough to get his own shots off.
The one major concern for Mayweather, which has also hampered boxers who have switched codes in the past, would be the danger of being submitted against an expert grappler.
Whatever happens, it’s going to be interesting to see whether Mayweather can adapt and how the contest unfolds later this year.