Mayweather: “I’m not doing it.”
Floyd Mayweather has said on a number of occasions that he is happily retired and has no plans to ever fight again. However, that hasn’t done anything to stop the rumors that he’s debating one or two more fights.
The rumors picked up steam yesterday after UFC President Dana White confirmed that Mayweather is indeed talking with the company about a potential deal.
White flat out told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal.” White’s comments come just weeks after Mayweather said he had spoken to the UFC and could “make $1 billion” through a three or four fight deal.
As news of a potential Mayweather UFC deal quickly spread, the 40-year old boxer addressed the situation
“People said, ‘Floyd said, Oh, he’ll be fighting in the UFC for a billion dollars’ – that’s not what I said,” Mayweather told FightHype.com. “What I said was this: I made a billion dollars. If I made a billion dollars before, I’ll do it again. If I choose to get in the UFC and fight for the UFC, or fight three fights or four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights. I could make a billion dollars.
“If I choose to get in the octagon and fight – fight three fights, three or four fights, and then fight Conor McGregor in the octagon. We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather, and I don’t look forward to getting back in the boxing ring. That’s what I don’t look forward to doing. So, I’m just saying, I could (make a billion in the UFC). I’m not doing it. But I’m saying, what I could do is make a billion dollars quick if I wanted to do that. That’s what I was saying.”
Of course, the UFC rumors and speculation will continue despite Mayweather reiterating, “I’m not doing it.”