- 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.”
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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