As more weeks pass, more details about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s MMA move continue to emerge.
According to Mayweather he has already begun the application process for an MMA license, which he hopes he will receive.
“Everything takes time, and eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license and hopefully we can fight,” Mayweather said with a straight face.
And just last week Mayweather claimed he was ready to follow in McGregor’s footsteps and switch codes.
“I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad,” Mayweather said. “On a scale from one to 10, it’s probably a seven. And I think we can take it up to a nine if possible. Of course, my hand game, on a scale of one to 10, is 100. My kicking game, on a scale from one to 10, is probably a four.”
Tyron Woodley, who claimed he would be training Mayweather, expects him to be ready to fight in the octagon 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.”
An immediate rematch between Mayweather and McGregor is unlikely as Mayweather would begin as an amateur, but the potential earning could see the fight fast-tracked. This potential matchup would also come as a boon to the UFC which has struggled for mainstream publicity lately.