Retired American professional American boxer, Floyd Joy Mayweather, has denied rumours that he has joined the Octagon.
This follows hours after UFC president, Dana White announced that he was in talks with the retired boxer over a possible transition into mixed martial arts.
Daily Sports reports that the rumours first started with Mayweather saying that he could come to the UFC and make a billion dollars within just a few fights.
And UFC boss also added on Wednesday that the two sides had actually had conversations about him joining the promotion.
But, Mayweather has responded by denying that he has any interest in fighting in the UFC, much less pursuing a second career in MMA.
Speaking to FightHype, he said, “That’s not what I said. Exactly what I said is this, if I made a billion dollars before, I could do it again. If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can. I can do it in three fights or even four fights, I could make a billion dollars if I choose to get into the Octagon and fight.”
“We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather. I don’t look forward to getting back in a boxing ring. That’s what I don’t look forward to doing. I’m just saying I could — I’m not doing it — but I’m saying what I could do to make a billion dollars quick if I wanted to do that. That’s what I was saying.”
Mayweather, 40, retired from boxing in August after he earned a tenth-round TKO against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
It is widely believed that the fight likely earned him more than $200 million.