WBC President Doesn’t Think Mayweather Risks Legacy For UFC
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman, is worried if Floyd Mayweather enters the octagon and fights for the UFC, he would put the entire sport at risk.
In a new interview published by Boxing Scene, Sulaiman is openly worried that if Mayweather lost it can potentially hurt the image of boxing.
“It would be terrible. The chapter [of his career already] closed with a precious golden flourish on a historic day for boxing. If he goes to the cage right now, Mayweather is representing boxing and I would feel sorry for him. I hope he is not doing this because his motivation is money, something I can not blame him for,” Sulaiman said.
In an interview with Showtime two weeks ago, Mayweather claimed that if he ever fought again, it would be for the UFC. And while Sulaiman is worried, the WBC is set to support the former champion.
“Of course he could win, but there is a significant risk because that is not his discipline. It would be an excessive risk to his health. If he decides to do this, we will support him, although we would prefer that he doesn’t because this is not boxing and his physical integrity and the greatness of our sport are placed at risk.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene