UFC 228 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

When the main event of UFC 228 began in Dallas, it was a toss-up in the minds of many oddsmakers. According to OddsShark , Darren Till was the slimmest of favorites to dethrone welterweight champion Tyron Woodley …

When the main event of UFC 228 began in Dallas, it was a toss-up in the minds of many oddsmakers. According to OddsShark , Darren Till was the slimmest of favorites to dethrone welterweight champion Tyron Woodley …

Tyron Woodley Beats Darren Till Via 2nd-Round Submission at UFC 228

Tyron Woodley once again confirmed his place atop the UFC’s welterweight division with a second-round submission win over Darren Till in the UFC 228 main event from American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday…

Tyron Woodley once again confirmed his place atop the UFC’s welterweight division with a second-round submission win over Darren Till in the UFC 228 main event from American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday…

MMA Fighter Puts Opponent to Sleep with Crushing Head Kick KO at UFC 228 Prelims

Geoff “Handz of Steel” Neal lived up to his nickname at UFC 228…more or less. Fighting in front of a raucous hometown crowd, the Texan posted an excellent all-around performance against Frank Camacho…

Geoff “Handz of Steel” Neal lived up to his nickname at UFC 228…more or less. Fighting in front of a raucous hometown crowd, the Texan posted an excellent all-around performance against Frank Camacho…

UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Could Have Floyd Mayweather Ready for MMA in 2.5 Months

Floyd “Money” Mayweather jumping into MMA would, naturally, be huge money for everyone involved.
Even with a transition still in a hypothetical stage, people across the sport are looking to get a slice of the action. One person jumping into the th…

Floyd “Money” Mayweather jumping into MMA would, naturally, be huge money for everyone involved.

Even with a transition still in a hypothetical stage, people across the sport are looking to get a slice of the action. One person jumping into the thick of it is UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and if anyone thinks that he’s resistant to an outsider crossing over into his turf, well, think again. He wants to join The Money Team.

Speaking during his regular TMZ Sports segment, Hollywood Beatdown, Woodley discussed his previous interactions with Mayweather, and how he’s already working with boxing’s pay-per-view king.

“I saw him at the Jordan party during (NBA) All-Star weekend,” he said (h/t MMAFighting.com for the transcription). “We started chatting about training MMA and we decided let’s connect, let’s hook up in Vegas and do some training and get him ready for MMA.”

Rumors of Mayweather transitioning to MMA have been swirling since December, kicked off by UFC President Dana White, who teased the possibility of Mayweather competing in the Octagon. While Mayweather initially denied those rumors, a series of social media posts by Money reignited the discussion. 

Outside of a short video showing Mayweather simply stepping into a cage, however, there has been no real information on any sort of MMA training. Woodley, however, was resoundingly positive on Mayweather, stating that he could have him ready to compete in “maybe two and a half months” and that he and The Money Team are “already getting it set up.” As for how well Mayweather could do on day one?

 

Floyd Mayweather‘s one of the best strikers of all-time,” he said. “How many guys in the UFC that can’t wrestle and can’t grapple that consider themselves a standup fighter, but they have to stand across one of the greatest strikers ever, they gonna be in a world of smoke.”

Fans shouldn’t start booking flights to Las Vegas quite yet. Even if things are moving in a positive direction, a Mayweather MMA bout would still be a long way off.

Still, with this much smoke, it’s getting harder and harder to believe there isn’t a fire.

Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com

Floyd Mayweather Teases MMA Bout with ‘Certified B—h’ Conor McGregor

MMA in 2017 was defined by Conor McGregor’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. And 2018? Well, things are moving in a pretty similar direction.
Discussion and teases about a Mayweather move to MMA have been a steady part of the combat sports news cycl…

MMA in 2017 was defined by Conor McGregor’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. And 2018? Well, things are moving in a pretty similar direction.

Discussion and teases about a Mayweather move to MMA have been a steady part of the combat sports news cycle over the last few months. The latest example? An interesting (and NSFW) tweet from Money that dropped early Sunday morning:

For those who missed it, the Mayweather-to-MMA rumor mill began churning in 2017 when longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan discussed how Mayweather was in negotiations with the UFC in regards to competing in the Octagon. UFC President Dana White later confirmed Rogan’s claims, only to have Mayweather pour water on the topic by flatly denying everything.

The topic came back with gusto in January, however, when Mayweather posted a video on Twitter that showed him stepping into an MMA cage. While it initially seemed like the post was simply a publicity stunt for one of his sponsors, Irish betting site Paddy Power, the hints haven’t stopped in the weeks since.

Whether this is anything more than Mayweather trying to keep his name in the headlines is unclear at this time. Transitioning to MMA would likely go very poorly for the 40-year-old boxer, who lacks the grappling experience to compete with even low-level mixed martial artists. That said, a rematch with McGregor in the cage also likely represents the biggest payday available at this time while also leaving his 50-0 record intact regardless of the outcome.

This tweet doesn’t necessarily swing the odds in one direction or the other, but it certainly keeps this rivalry going.

Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com