One of Floyd Mayweather’s trusted advisers is against the retired boxer’s plan to become a mixed martial artist.
Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions claims in a new interview that if Mayweather came to him for advice, Ellerbe would advise his friend against it.
“I would say that I wouldn’t want him to do it. I care about him. I would never want to see anything happen to him and obviously there are all sorts of risks with doing something like that. But that’s just my opinion. When love someone and care about then, you don’t want to see something happen to them,” Ellerbe explained to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports.
“But that wouldn’t be my decision, that would be solely up to him and he understands all of the risks associated with combat sports. And again, he’s been very good with making great decisions. And if he has to make a decision, he will make the best decision for him.”
And while Ellerbe is against his friend and business partner stepping into the Octagon, he can see his debut setting record pay-per-view-numbers.
“Anything that Floyd Mayweather is involved in is record-breaking. He’s mastered with understanding all of the business aspects on how to break records, he’s a genius. If he decided to do something like that, there is no doubt that the numbers would be ridiculous,” Ellerbe said.
More information: Boxing Scene