considering MMA career switch
Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather
Jr. is considering joining the world of mixed martial arts.
Mayweather Jr. is seriously considering a new career in the
MMA arena, according to ESPN. The sports network claims that
Mayweather is working no a deal with HDNet Fights owner Mark
Cuban, with whom Floyd Mayweather Jr. has developed a friendship
in the recent months, after their participation in the TV show
Dancing with the Stars. Mayweather's adviser Leonard Ellerbe has
been quoted saying: "It's definitely something he is
interested in, and when Floyd makes his move, obviously it's
going to be a mega event. We don't have a timetable. Floyd is
taking some time off, but Floyd understands what is involved.
You have to take time to go out and understand what you're
getting involved in, and he's ready to do that. But it's
something he's definitely interested in doing. Mark Cuban is a
very successful business man and has some very, very successful
business ventures that we've discussed. We're looking to do a
lot of business with Mark. He's a great guy, and we had a great
meeting. Doing an MMA event with him is most definitely
something we are looking at, among many things we are looking at
doing with Mark Cuban."
Mark Cuban has confirmed to ESPN that Floyd
Mayweather is indeed considering joining MMA through HDNet
Fights. Cuban also said that if Mayweather doesn't fight with
HDNet Fights, he will likely invest or train MMA fighters.