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- Floyd Mayweather says he’s not going to fight in UFC after all.
- Mayweather claimed last week that he could make a billion dollars from a three-fight UFC deal. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news just days later.
- But Mayweather now says the deal “will not happen.”
Don’t expect Floyd Mayweather to step into a UFC cage anytime soon.
Earlier this month American boxer hinted that he could don mixed martial arts gloves for the UFC, and make a billion dollars.
Days later, UFC president Dana White confirmed ongoing talks with Mayweather regarding “a UFC deal,” adding “it’s real.”
But Mayweather – who retired unbeaten after 50 professional bouts in boxing – has now claimed that it’s not going to happen.
“Exactly what I said is this – if I made over a billion dollars before, I could do it again,” he said on a phone call to Fight Hype.
“If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can we just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather.
“I’m just saying I could.”
He added: “I never said I was going to fight in the UFC. Would and could do is different things. I’m not going to do it though.”
Mayweather last fought in August when he defeated UFC fighter Conor McGregor in the 10th round of a highly-anticipated boxing-rules contest in Las Vegas.