Floyd Mayweather drops another MMA fight hint
Floyd Mayweather has yet again suggested he’s open to having a mixed martial arts fight with Conor McGregor by posting another video of himself inside a cage to his Twitter and Instagram pages.
On Tuesday night, Mayweather sent the combat sports world into meltdown by putting a clip of himself entering a cage online.
The former five-weight world champion did so again in the early hours of Thursday morning, but this time he briefly spoke about the possibility of entering the MMA world.
‘2018. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. MMA. What are the odds Paddy?” he asked while donning a pair of Paddy Power shorts.
UFC keen on Nate Diaz vs Eddie Alvarez
The UFC brass are eager to match up Nate Diaz against Eddie Alvarez, according to the former lightweight champion.
“The UFC wants it,” Philadelphia native Alvarez said during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “The UFC called just recently and said, ‘Hey, what do we gotta do to make this happen?’”
Alvarez has entered the final fight of his UFC contract and is keen to see it out with a bout against Diaz, who he has bad blood with.
“I only have one fight left on my UFC contract, so I’m like, hey, let’s do this shit with a bang,” he added. “Whatever we’re going to do, let’s make it a big name, let’s have a big fight. So, for me, it doesn’t really matter.
“The UFC is saying, ‘What do we have to do to make this fight happen?’ I’m willing, the UFC is willing. I don’t quite know where Nate’s head is at or what he wants to do.”
Georges St-Pierre had a fight with Tyron Woodley lined up
Georges St-Pierre’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach John Danaher has claimed ‘GSP’ was supposed to lock horns with Tyron Woodley in his comeback fight.
“Initially, there was a lot of resistance from the UFC,” Danaher said during a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast when discussing St-Pierre’s middleweight debut. “I don’t think they were fond of the idea at all.
“They wanted him to go to 170lbs and do what he had done. But Georges pushed hard for the fight at 185lbs and ultimately it happened in a rather strange way.
“Tyron Woodley had a fight at 170lbs which wasn’t the most crowd-pleasing fight.
“Georges St-Pierre was supposed to fight Tyron Woodley and the UFC said, ‘You know what? Fight Bisping, it’s on.’
“So we chose the Madison Square Garden, that’s one of the great fight capitals of the world. And that’s how it happened.”