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Mayweather Confirms UFC Training, Looking Forward To MMA Fight By End Of The Year

Mayweather Confirms UFC Training, Looking Forward To MMA Fight By End Of The Year

Floyd Mayweather inside a cage? Well, the retired boxer is eyeing up an MMA bout and is looking forward to a fight by the end of the year.

The 41-year-old continues to tease the MMA community by flirting to switch combative codes.

He was last seen in action racking up his 50th professional boxing victory after stopping Conor McGregor in August. Subsequently retiring, calling time on his illustrious career.

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But his name remains heavily linked with MMA.

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The plot thickened after Mayweather announced he's begun MMA training, while recruiting UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for sparring.

"I started training already. Not the physical part - endurance, as far as moving around. So far, I've started running," he said via MMA Junkie.

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What's more, 'Money' is now probably going to fight by the end of the year, rating his chances as 50-50.

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"I'm thinking about fighting in the MMA, I've thought about it. I started training in Miami. I look forward to fighting probably by the end of the year. We don't know. Right now it's a 50-50 (chance), not a hundred percent. But we've started training.

Mayweather lands a shot on McGregor. Image: PA
Mayweather lands a shot on McGregor. Image: PA

Meanwhile, Woodley, who's defended his UFC title on three occasions, is set to train alongside Mayweather ahead of a potential bout in the famed Octagon.

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"Me and Woodley have spoke to each other on numerous occasions. We talked. We said we're going to start working out, as far as he's got a great hand game already.

While working on all the different MMA facets. From jiu-jitsu to kickboxing.

"I'm going to be working with different guys in the jiu-jitsu world. My wrestling game, I'm going to be working with guys with the wrestling. My kicking game, I'm going to be working with guys for the kicking game. Before I get in the Octagon, I've got to be well rounded, all around the board.

Before delivering a parting shot at McGregor, calling himself the biggest name in MMA.

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"I know right now I'm the biggest name in MMA. Hands down, I know this. And the second biggest name is Conor McGregor.

So, a rematch but inside a cage? Watch this space.

Topics: UFC News, UFC, mayweather, mcgregor, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.