Dana White: Espinoza Is A Slimy Rat

Despite a lot of hurdles during fight week – the UFC managed to successfully put together a good show for UFC 223. Dana White was relieved following the conclusion of the card, however, he wasn’t happy with some criticism he received. With …

Despite a lot of hurdles during fight week – the UFC managed to successfully put together a good show for UFC 223. Dana White was relieved following the conclusion of the card, however, he wasn’t happy with some criticism he received. With both initial opponent, Tony Ferguson and his replacement Max Holloway pulling out, Al […]

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Dana White: “Conor Wants Floyd in the UFC”

With the rumours of Floyd Mayweather Jr stepping across to MMA continuing to circulate, Dana White recently discussed the matter as well as the prospect of facing Conor McGregor. Speaking to TMZ, White stated “Of course I’m interested and h…

With the rumours of Floyd Mayweather Jr stepping across to MMA continuing to circulate, Dana White recently discussed the matter as well as the prospect of facing Conor McGregor. Speaking to TMZ, White stated “Of course I’m interested and he [Floyd] is also interested,” he continued “the last time we were both interested, you saw […]

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Tyron Woodley on Floyd Mayweather Jr. “We’re Coordinating Dates On Training”

While Tyron Woodley remains on the sidelines as he recovers from an injury, the UFC welterweight champion will be helping a boxing legend in the meantime. Woodley told TMZ Sports that he’s helping Floyd Mayweather Jr. train for a potential fight …

While Tyron Woodley remains on the sidelines as he recovers from an injury, the UFC welterweight champion will be helping a boxing legend in the meantime. Woodley told TMZ Sports that he’s helping Floyd Mayweather Jr. train for a potential fight in the UFC. “T-Wood” Training With “Money”  (h/t MMAFighting for the transcription) “I talked […]

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Max Holloway believes Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s MMA claims are a ‘PR stunt’

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be retired, but he continues to make headlines as his MMA pursuit continues. Since his “Billion Dollar” boxing bout with Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made one MMA headline after another. His boxing image…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be retired, but he continues to make headlines as his MMA pursuit continues. Since his “Billion Dollar” boxing bout with Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made one MMA headline after another. His boxing image and character have seamlessly transitioned over to the world of MMA. He has continued to rub […]

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Tyron Woodley Believes Floyd Mayweather Could Be Successful In UFC

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is a strong believer in boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. With Mayweather teasing a jump to MMA from the boxing world, there are many who believe that the opponent for Mayweather would be his former rival, soon-to-be-former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. UFC President Dana White has even gone on […]

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is a strong believer in boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.

With Mayweather teasing a jump to MMA from the boxing world, there are many who believe that the opponent for Mayweather would be his former rival, soon-to-be-former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

UFC President Dana White has even gone on record by stating that if this fight were to happen then the only way it makes sense is if Mayweather is willing to fight in the Octagon under the UFC banner. Time will tell if this fight is actually made.

During this week’s episode of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting), Woodley talked about possibly training Mayweather for an MMA fight.

In this episode, he suggested that it wouldn’t take a lot for an athlete like Mayweather to successfully transition into MMA.

The welterweight champion also believes that Mayweather “hold his own” against anyone in his weight class.

“Blocking kicks is really easy,” explained Woodley. “Once you get to the point where Floyd Mayweather is at, you can see that his boxing, his defense, his ability to see a punch coming in a fraction of a second and avoid or evade that punch, comes from repetition. Drilling over and over and over again. So that’s all we would have to do to utilize blocking kicks.

“If you look at mixed martial arts as a sport, there are guys that are in the UFC that don’t have a four out of five in their wrestling or jiu jitsu, so therefore, it’s not kinda crazy that someone with some of the best boxing we’ve ever seen may be able to hold his own.

“Obviously, every round starts on the feet, every fight starts on the feet, and if you can keep it on the feet, I think that he can hold his own with pretty much anyone in that weight division. My job is to really just help him avoid being taken down, using angles, using footwork, using defense, how to get back up if he gets taken down.”

“You think for one second I’m gonna be in Floyd Mayweather’s camp and I’m not gonna tighten up my boxing and get my hands ready to go?” said Woodley. “There’s gonna be a crossover in there. So I wouldn’t be second fiddle at all, it’s just a pivotal part of the sport where a boxing great decides to maybe come over to the octagon and see what he can do on that side and it’s an honor that they would consider me to do that.”

Keep in mind that the UFC has yet to officially announced that they have signed Mayweather or even suggested that they will have talks with the former boxing champion.

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Early Betting Odds For Possible Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight In UFC

Despite the fact that a potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor rematch has yet to be official, it hasn’t stopped oddsmakers to release the early betting odds for the fight. Mayweather has been teasing for months now that he will make the transition from the world of boxing to the land of MMA. He recently […]

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Despite the fact that a potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor rematch has yet to be official, it hasn’t stopped oddsmakers to release the early betting odds for the fight.

Mayweather has been teasing for months now that he will make the transition from the world of boxing to the land of MMA. He recently went on record by saying that he plans to submit the paperwork to get an MMA license, which will likely be in Nevada.

The first boxing match between these fighters took place last August in Las Vegas, Nevada and aired live on PPV (pay-per-view) for the low price of $100 for HD and $90 for SD.

As seen in the fight, the UFC champion did show some good things in the ring considering that it was his first outing as a professional. However, he ultimately lost by TKO in the tenth round.

Although McGregor looked good in the first three rounds, he started getting tired as the fight went on. Even McGregor cited patches of fatigue that he needs to overcome. He made it clear by admitting that going 12 rounds was always a challenge for him during training camp.

This rematch wouldn’t take place inside of a boxing ring but instead the Octagon. As a result of this report, which has been making the rounds, the early betting odds have been released.

McGregor has made it perfectly clear in previous interviews that he wants the rematch to happen. The UFC lightweight champion hasn’t competed under the UFC banner since UFC 205 when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the title.

Mayweather has gone on record by stating that this would serve as his retirement fight, which would leave him with a perfect 50-0 pro-boxing record. If this fight does happen then, it wouldn’t impact his boxing record but rather his MMA record.

Westgate released Monday new line betting odds of McGregor as a -1000 favorite and Mayweather at +650. This all means that you would have to bet $10 to win $1 on a McGregor bet. A Mayweather bet of $10 would win $65 if he were to win the fight.

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