Floyd Mayweather says UFC has offered him a fight deal that could be worth $1 billion

Getty ImagesFloyd Mayweather after beating the UFC star Conor McGregor.
  • Floyd Mayweather says UFC has offered him $US1 billion (£745 million) to return to combat sports.
  • Mayweather says the deal could encompass up to four fights.
  • The American defeated Conor McGregor using boxing rules in August. After the bout, McGregor said Mayweather would excel in UFC.

The retired boxer Floyd Mayweather says cage-fighting promotion has UFC has made him a huge offer to return to combat sports.

In a live Periscope video uploaded by FightHype.com, the 15-time world boxing champion told fans that he could “come back” to UFC, fight “in the Octagon,” and “do a three or four-fight deal and make $US1 billion,” or £745 million.

“They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back,” he said. “I can come right back. If I want to, I can come right back to the UFC.”

Floyd Mayweather and UFC president Dana WhiteGetty ImagesMayweather with Dana White, the UFC president.

Mayweather beat UFC’s biggest star in August when he scored a technical knockout over Conor McGregor in a boxing ring.

After the bout, McGregor lauded Mayweather’s skill set and said the American could excel in UFC.

McGregor said Mayweather was “strong in the clinch” with a “great understanding of frames and head position.”

“He has some very strong tools he could bring into mixed martial arts for sure,” McGregor said.

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