Floyd Mayweather senior has spoken on the likelihood of his son going to the sport of mixed martial arts for his next combat sports venture.
Floyd Mayweather senior was in his son’s corner for the final fight of his boxing career last August when he stopped Conor McGregor in the 10th round in Las Vegas.
It marked the end of an era for the father-son duo who started out with one another in amateur boxing and finished up together in professional boxing.
Now that his son has been linked with a fight against Conor McGregor in the UFC this year, Mayweather senior has spoken for the first time on what he thinks about the whole thing.
Speaking to the Mayweather Boxing Channel, Mayweather senior said on whether he thinks it will happen or not:
“The way I see it I have to believe that this is the way it’s going (yes). The way it looks, I think so.”
He continued to say he advises against it however:
“As his trainer no. As his father no. I want him to have all the money he got. He got enough money. This is crazy money that is jumping up (being offered). He’s his own man though. That’s one thing about him.”
On his chances in winning in the octagon he conculded:
“I’m going to tell you the truth about it. I think he can win a few fights but I think it’s best to leave it alone man because you can do your own thing – but you’re on somebody else’s playground now. You just can’t do that. Don’t get me wrong, I believe he can beat some of them (MMA) fighters. But it ain’t worth it. It ain’t no other way he can go right now but backwards.”
Time will tell if this Mayweather vs McGregor rematch happens.