Floyd Mayweather is boxing’s pound-for-pound king and the sport’s biggest draw.
But he has had something of a love-hate relationship with mixed martial arts.
Then again, if you think about it, that doesn’t separate our beloved sport from anything else on planet Earth, so it probably shouldn’t come as a complete shock that he plans on getting involved in MMA.
Mayweather, who received his license to promote boxing and MMA bout back in July with the Nevada Athletic Commission, was interviewed by Fight Hype yesterday about his future plans.
We believe in treating our boxers and our MMA fighters fair. I want a lot of MMA fighters to get in touch with you because Mayweather Promotions, I look forward to putting on my first MMA show also and having me some MMA champions. Like I said before, Floyd Mayweather loves to think outside the box. We’re not just one-dimensional. We’re very versatile and we have an open mind. When I get into the MMA game, I want them to make more money than they’re making because from what I hear, they’re not being treated fair.
Once again, I don’t have nothing to say about nobody. I’m only talking about what I’m here to do. I’m here to treat fighters fair, I’m here to treat MMA fighters fair, and I feel that the talent should win. Stephen Espinoza is my guy. I love CBS. I love Showtime. Whoever’s reading this article right now, go and order Showtime because there’s nothing like Showtime Championship Boxing. I’m about to sit down with Showtime while I’m out here in New York right now and talk to them about doing some fights on CBS.