Ex-UFC star Jorge Masvidal setting sights on Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul after Nate Diaz fight

Ex-UFC star Jorge Masvidal setting sights on Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul after Nate Diaz fightAfter taking care of a bit of business with Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal has his sights set on a…

Ex-UFC star Jorge Masvidal setting sights on Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul after Nate Diaz fight

After taking care of a bit of business with Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal has his sights set on a scrap with ‘Money’ Mayweather.

Stepping away from the Octagon following a four-fight losing skid, ‘Gamebred’ will test his skills in the sweet science when he makes his pro boxing debut against the ‘Stockton Samurai’ on Saturday, July 6. Their fight will emanate from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and will be available on multiple platforms, including Fanmio, DAZN, and UFC FightPass.

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Masvidal plans on it being the first of three boxing bouts before he makes his return to the UFC. As far as who else he hopes to share the ring with, ‘Gamebred’ is dreaming big. During a recent interview with Michael Bisping on the former middleweight champ’s YouTube channel, Masvidal revealed that he would like to throw hands with Logan Paul before going after legendary pugilist Floyd Mayweather.

“I wouldn’t mind a fight with Logan [Paul] and just breaking all the pay-per-view records and having more time to box. … And then go after [Floyd] Mayweather,” Masvidal said.

Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring in August for a rematch with John Gotti III

Though Mayweather retired from the sport of boxing following a 50th career win against Irish megastar Conor McGregor in 2017, ‘Money’ has remained active by competing in a series of exhibition fights around the world. His most recent appearance in the ring came in June 2023 when he squared off with John Gotti III at the FLA Live Arena in Sunshine, Florida.

Their meeting ended in utter chaos when Gotti III was disqualified in the opening minute of the sixth rough, prompting an all-out brawl to break out between the two corners.

The two will run it back on August 24 in Mexico City.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals rematch with John Gotti III will go down on August 24 in Mexico City

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals rematch with John Gotti III will go down on August 24 in Mexico CityFloyd Mayweather Jr. and John Gotti III are finally ready to run it back. Mayweather revealed that the rematch…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals rematch with John Gotti III will go down on August 24 in Mexico City

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and John Gotti III are finally ready to run it back.

Mayweather revealed that the rematch would go down on Saturday, August 24 in Mexico City, a little more than a year removed from their chaotic clash in June 2023.

Floyd Mayweather

Aside from the finish, their first meeting inside the FLA Live Arena was fairly forgettable. In the sixth round, referee Kenny Bayless disqualified Gotti III for repeatedly grabbing Mayweather. An infuriated Gotti III attempted to restart the scrap himself, prompting an all-out brawl inside the ring.

Gotti III was slapped with a six-month suspension from the DBPR Florida Athletic Commission. Mayweather was not penalized.

“Punk b*tch, you my enemy for life. [Conor McGregor], we need back up. Bum never put me down or stopped me it was a DQ for no reason,” Gotti III wrote on social media immediately following the incident.

Gotti III later confirmed that he and ‘Money’ had squashed their beef during an appearance on The MMA Hour and were in active talks for the rematch.

Floyd Mayweather continues his exhibition world tour with Gotti III rematch

Gotti III, the grandson of notorious mafioso and Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, got his combat sports career started in the cage, amassing an impressive 5-0 record in mixed martial arts before suffering an upset against Nick Alley under the CES banner 2020.

Since then, Gotti III has transitioned to boxing, earning back-to-back wins against Albert Tulley and Alex Citrowske before scoring the exhibition match with Mayweather.

Gotti III

Closing out his career as a pro with an undefeated 50-0 record, ‘Money’ has stayed busy with a series of exhibition bouts around the world. He’s squared off with current WWE Superstar Logan Paul, Japanese kickboxing icon Nasukawa Tenshin, former sparring partner Don Moore, RIZIN star Mikuru Asakura, and Deji Olatunji, the younger brother of YouTube sensation KSI.

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Video – Floyd Mayweather gets into heated argument with Devin Haney’s dad: ‘Is your fighter undefeated under the lights?’

Floyd Mayweather roasts Bill Haney in argument is your son unbeaten under the lightsFloyd Mayweather and Bill Haney, the father of Devin Haney got into a heated argument following his son’s loss…

Floyd Mayweather roasts Bill Haney in argument is your son unbeaten under the lights

Floyd Mayweather and Bill Haney, the father of Devin Haney got into a heated argument following his son’s loss to Ryan Garcia over the weekend.

Mayweather and Haney were on an Instagram Live, and the undefeated boxer took shots at Haney for his son’s los to Garcia.

Floyd Mayweather roasts Bill Haney

 “I reached out to you to let you know that I don’t have nothing against you, when did you and me go wrong? When did you and me start having beef? Last time I seen you in Miami, we kicked it and had a good time. Now all of a sudden it seems like Bill Haney is my enemy,” Floyd Mayweather said (via Mirror).

Haney quickly fired back at Mayweather after his comments:

“I feel like you’re bull**** based on your actions about everybody that’s been in the town that’s been down with you,” Bill told Mayweather. They doing dirtball bad, ain’t nobody doing real good f****ing with you. You told me about what you’d do with Tank, you seen what I did with my son? When you went to go talk and do the deal, it wasn’t something he felt like he wanted to do. He wanted to be a boss so the deal didn’t happen.”

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Mandatory Credit: Al Bello

The two continued their exchange, as Floyd Mayweather criticized Bill for Haney no longer being undefeated:

“Congratulations on you having an undefeated fighter in the gym, but I am undefeated under the lights. Is your fighter undefeated under the lights? “Bill, I don’t have to have a p***ing contest with you,” Mayweather said.

Haney, meanwhile, was adamant his son would rebound from the loss, and Floyd Mayweather then told him to phone him directly.

Floyd Mayweather

“You know what time it is with me when I see you. The Haney business will be continuing, have I ever needed your help with anything? My son needs me, tomorrow today and every day. We don’t need you for dog s***,” Bill responded.

Devin Haney interested in rematch with Ryan Garcia

Devin Haney suffered a stunning upset loss to Ryan Garcia on Saturday, as he was a sizeable betting favorite.

Ryan Garcia knocks down Devin Haney three times, scores majority decision win - Haney vs. Garcia Highlights

It was a surprise loss from Haney, who was dropped multiple times and after the defeat, he is calling for a rematch with Garcia.

Although Haney is calling for a rematch, Garcia will likely not fight at 140lbs anymore, so if the rematch happens, it would have to be up a weight class.

Logan Paul has twice declined offers to run back his 2021 fight with Floyd Mayweather: ‘You need it way more than I do’

Logan Paul has twice declined to run back his 2021 fight with Floyd Mayweather: 'You need it way more than I do'Logan Paul has no interest in running back his 2021 clash with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Three years ago, the…

Logan Paul has twice declined to run back his 2021 fight with Floyd Mayweather: 'You need it way more than I do'

Logan Paul has no interest in running back his 2021 clash with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.

Three years ago, the elder Paul brother stepped inside the ring for an exhibition bout at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Going to an eight-round draw, fans have been clamoring for a rematch ever since.

Logan Paul vs. Floyd Maweather

Actually, that’s not true. Nobody cares. We’re not sure anyone even remembers the first fight.

Still, during an In Depth With Graham Bensinger appearance, Logan Paul revealed that Mayweather came calling for a sequel on more than one occasion. Paul, who keeps himself busy as the current WWE United States Champion, has little interest in going toe-to-toe with the iconic pugilist again — unless his piece of the pie is much bigger.

“Yeah. He asked me. He asked me,” Paul claims. “Twice. He was supposed to fight someone on top of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai – it fell through. He asked if I wanted to step in. I said no. He’s not a person you take a fight on six weeks notice with, and not with the goal that I have. I already fought Floyd Mayweather. If I did it again, it would be to beat Floyd Mayweather – which I think is doable. I just need to train proper… And also if I fought him again it wouldn’t be 85/15, it’s 50/50. ‘F*ck you bro, I don’t need this sh*t. You need it way more than I do.’”

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Logan Paul likes the idea of being the first fighter to KO ‘Money’ Mayweather

Admittedly, Logan Paul can’t help but like the idea of becoming the first fighter to KO Mayweather in the ring. That, and a bigger bag, might be enough to entice him to sign on the dotted line someday.

I just feel like I got bigger fish to fry, literally,” Paul said. “But the idea of being the only person to knock out Floyd Mayweather excites me. I would also request 10 rounds, because I was coming alive at the end. He was not.”

Until then, Paul will have his hands full when he defends his WWE gold against Randy Orton and Kevin Owens in a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 40 next month.

Logan Paul at WrestleMania 40

Check out Logan Paul’s full appearance on In Depth with Graham Bensinger below:

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather visits Jerusalem, receives ‘Champion of Israel’ award

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather visits Jerusalem, receives 'Champion of Israel' awardFloyd Mayweather received an award for his humanitarian efforts in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem. The boxing icon, who has publicly supported…

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather visits Jerusalem, receives 'Champion of Israel' award

Floyd Mayweather received an award for his humanitarian efforts in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem.

The boxing icon, who has publicly supported Israel during the genocide in Gaza, was gifted what appeared to be a diamond-encrusted Kippur for his pro-Israel advocacy while visiting Aish HaTorah and the United Hatzalah headquarters on Tuesday, March 12.

“Mayweather was one of the first to support and mobilize his resources in solidarity with the State of Israel,” United Hatzalah stated. “After first sending his private plane to deliver medical equipment to the country to help those injured, Mayweather embarked yesterday on a visit to see and support Israel from up close” (h/t JNS).

Mayweather in Jerusalem

Floyd Mayweather received the ‘Champion for Israel’ award in Jerusalem

During a visit to Aish HaTorah, Mayweather received the organization’s Champion for Israel Award, “a special honor reserved for those who continue to advocate against hate and antisemitism and stand up for Israel,” during a ceremony on Aish’s roof, overlooking the Kotel.

“The rooftop is some of the best real estate in the world,” Mayweather said, per an Aish release. “Aish has welcomed me and my team in Jerusalem before, and it is very exciting to be back. This place is amazing. Everyone should come and visit here.”

Mayweather in Jerusalem

Mayweather wore a large Star of David necklace and was noticeably emotional when he met Hatzalah volunteers along with Eli Beer and Eli Pollak, Hatzalah’s president and founder and its CEO respectively.

“United Hatzalah’s activity is astonishing, and I hope that the entire world adopts the model of providing medical treatment within 90 seconds, United Hatzalah volunteers are world champions of lifesaving,” Mayweather said at the end of the visit, per a Hatzalah release.

Sean O’Malley shuts down Ryan Garcia fight, eyes showdown with Floyd Mayweather: ‘He’s still kicking’

Sean O'Malley eyes boxing match with Floyd Mayweather after UFC 299 win he's still kickingUFC bantamweight champion, Sean O’Malley continues to show interest in boxing, this time targeting Floyd Mayweather. O’Malley is fresh…

Sean O'Malley eyes boxing match with Floyd Mayweather after UFC 299 win he's still kicking

UFC bantamweight champion, Sean O’Malley continues to show interest in boxing, this time targeting Floyd Mayweather.

O’Malley is fresh off a phenomenal performance against Marlon Vera, dominating the entire 25-minute fight. After his first successful title reign, ‘Suga’ has never been a bigger name, the fights he can be involved in will only get bigger should he continue down this path. 

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O’Malley does not seem the keenest on setting a title defence record, however, calling out featherweight champion Ilia Topuria during his post-fight speech. O’Malley has also continued to call out high-level boxers in podcast and media appearances, claiming he could beat the likes of Ryan Garcia should the two square off. 

The 29-year-old spoke on The MMA Hour regarding Garcia, who had mentioned the idea of transitioning to MMA. Garcia has also been posting bizarre videos and messages to social media over the past couple of weeks, it is unclear what exactly is going on with him.

“Again, I think mentally that kid isn’t where he needs to be.” Sean O’Malley began. “We’ll see how he looks against Devin Haney and go from there. I think that an MMA fight is so unrealistic, there’s a zero per cent chance he would ever even make it to that fight. It would take one MMA session, one wrestling day, one jiu-jitsu with anyone who knows anything for him to realize this is a bad idea.”

Sean O’Malley name drops Floyd Mayweather

O’Malley would then suggest the idea of boxing Mayweather, who has continued to do regular exhibition contests up until June of last year.

“If anything happened it would be boxing I mean, I don’t even know if I want to build up with that kind of fight given where his head is now,” O’Malley continued. “You know, just because it would be massive. It might not be it, but there’s still big fights up there still. Floyd’s still kicking, Floyd’s still running around in the boxing room.”

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“I keep doing what I’m doing, I might just skip Ryan. I might just skip Gervonta [Davis].” Sean O’Malley concluded on The MMA Hour. “Go straight for the big dog.”

Who wins right now in boxing, Sean O’Malley or Floyd Mayweather?