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Mayweather, SHO's Espinoza To Meet, Discuss Topic of MMA Fight

Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather is heading to Minnesota where he's set to meet with Showtime Sports head honcho Stephen Espinoza.

And according to Espinoza, the two of them will definitely discuss the subject of a potential Mixed Martial Arts fight.

"It will be a topic of conversation," Stephen told TMZ Sports. "There's a chance ... whatever he puts his mind to, he sort of wills into happening. [Floyd] willed the McGregor fight into happening. So, if he sets his mind to it, it'll happen."

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And how much money would it take to lure Floyd back?

"He's not an eight figure guy anymore. He's a nine figure guy," says Espinoza.

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, in the last few days Mayweather has posted at least two teaser videos - attempting to troll fans into believing that he's going to make his debut in MMA.

In both videos, a barefoot Mayweather is entering an octagon cage, which is widely used by the UFC and other MMA companies, and he shakes out a few moves.

Mayweather snapped a two-year retirement back in August of last year, when he fought UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who was making his boxing debut.

After stopping McGregor in the tenth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the 40 year old Mayweather announced his retirement from the sport - with a perfect record of 50-0 with 27 knockouts.

"2018. Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. MMA. What are the odds Paddy," Mayweather stated on one of the videos that went viral.

Mayweather, even in retirement, is the master of keeping his name in the press and generating widespread headlines.

There is almost no possibility that Mayweather, at 40, would risk his aura of invincibility and damage his reputation by taking part in an MMA contest - where even a low-level UFC rookie would stand a good chance of taking him down early and submitting him.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 02-02-2018

Damn Floyd at it again. Trying to take focus away from GGG VS CANELO.

Comment by darius45 on 02-01-2018

LOL...If Floyd steps into the octagon it will be a glorified sparring session just like the Mcgregor boxing fight was. Expect in this case, the MMA guy will go easy on him or just get the quick takedown and submission.…

Comment by turnedup on 02-01-2018

At this point I wouldn't put anything past him, not being in the limelight sort of fk's with him. Just hope if he does he doesn't injure himself in a life altering way.

Comment by muslimer12 on 02-01-2018

Floyd wouldn’t last 30 seconds

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 02-01-2018

Can UFC afford Floyd?

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