Last week, UFC middleweight champion, Tyron Woodley told TMZ that he has offered to train Floyd Mayweather the tools to fight in the UFC.
This week, TMZ caught Mayweather leaving a Los Angeles restaurant, and claims that he has been talking with Woodley and his training will be “starting soon.”
Mayweather believes that some of his skills are already up to par, mainly his wrestling.
“I can wrestle,” Floyd says … “My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s probably a 7 and I think we could take it up to like a 9.”
Even though he believes his wrestling skills are already above average,Mayweather claims his kicking needs work and that it may take “six-eight months,” for him to be Octagon ready. He claims that he wants to “make sure everything is done correctly and everything is done the right way.”
“So we have to tweak a few things then, take things to that next level. You know I can’t overlook or knock any MMA guy. Tyron is unbelievable. Unbelievable fighter, tough competitor. Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor, helluva fighter. There’s a lot of tough, rugged guys out there in MMA and I can’t overlook or disrespect those guys.”
He claims he cannot say if he’s going directly for Conor McGregor, who Dana White believes will be returning to the Octagon in the fall (the time frame Mayweather feels that he will be ready for a fight). And he claims that if the UFC “present the right numbers,” that they will make the move.