By CARLOS ARIAS
LAS VEGAS --- Floyd Mayweather said he made a concious effort to mix it up with Marcos Maidana on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.
It made for a very exciting fight, but things got mighty close and he ended up winning by a close 12-round majority decision.
"Like I said, I wasn't going to do a whole lot of moving for this fight," Mayweather said. "I was going to give the fans what they wanted to see. I got a couple of bumps and bruises, but that comes with the territory. When you at this level, you have to be able to make adjustments and I was able to make those adjustments. I took my time and kept my composure."
Floyd Mayweather Sr. preaches defense, so why did he change the plan of attack?
"My dad gave me not good advice, he gave me some great advice," Mayweather said. "Sometimes we can be hard-headed and do what we want to do. My dad gave me a brilliant game plan. My dad is a remarkable trainer, so I can never take that away from him. Sometimes things that your trainer may see on the outside it may not work on the inside. But the information my dad was giving me was right. What me and my dad talked about is between us.
"Sometimes you gotta do things for the fans. The fans have been supporting me for almost 20 years now. It don't hurt to give that to them."
Mayweather believes the fight will generate new fans.
"I'm pretty sure after my numbers come in, with that it was worth it," Mayweather said of choosing to exchange with Maidana. "It was worth it. For the next fight down the road, they'll say, 'Floyd gave us what we wanted, so we coming back.' And that's what it's about. The fans are very, very important. I love the fans."
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