Mayweather: "we're gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight."
Floyd Mayweather can't stop, won't stop teasing a potential MMA fight. The 41-year old boxer, who retired from boxing after his match against Conor McGregor last August, has told TMZ Sports that he is planning to apply for a license that will allow him to make his UFC debut.
"Everything takes time. Eventually, we're gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight," Mayweather said.
"Even if it takes 6 to 8 months -- whatever it takes. We want to make sure that everything is done correctly."
According to The Hollywood Beatdown, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley recently said that Mayweather is "interested in taking an MMA bout" and could train with Woodley.
"Floyd Mayweather is interested in taking an MMA bout, maybe a few of 'em," Woodley said on The Hollywood Beatdown. "So, who better than The Chosen One to teach him the ropes on how we get off the ropes and get in the cage?"
Mayweather has said a number of times that he's retired and won't be fighting any more, whether it's in the boxing ring or in the octagon, but he hasn't done anything to stop the speculation. Just last month, Mayweather posted a couple of different videos of himself in an MMA cage, including one where he says, "2018, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, MMA. What are the odds, Paddy? What are the odds?"
It seems unlikely that the UFC would allow Mayweather to make his MMA debut against Conor McGregor, but that's certainly the fight that everyone wants to see and will surely make them the most money. UFC President Dana White has said the company has spoken to Mayweather about a potential fight but as Floyd recently told TMZ, "everything takes time."