Mayweather/McGregor II Will Happen In The Octagon With Modified Rules – Reports

In recent weeks, Floyd Mayweather has announced that he will come out of the retirement to kick off a career as an MMA fighter.

Although the undefeated boxer’s claims have been largely scoffed at with most simply dismissing Mayweather’s talk as some form of publicity stunt, the 41-year-old has persisted.

Speaking to Showtime Sports over the weekend, Mayweather claimed that he was set to come out of retirement to make his debut in the Octagon while, speaking with Fighthype last week, he announced that he had already begun training as a mixed martial artist.

“I started training already,” Mayweather said to Fighthype.com. “Not the physical part – endurance…”

“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.”

Although the boxer’s assertions have had little traction with the mainstream media compared to his similar quotes about a potential boxing fight last year, a report from Dubai is now picking up some serious momentum.

Cited by Forbes, the report references claims made by Omar Al Raisi (the Editor in Chief of The Sports Journal – Dubai’s largest sporting news outlet) who boldly states in no uncertain terms that a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will happen in an Octagon with some heavily modified rules.

Check out some of the best Twitter reaction to the rather outlandish report below.

 

 

 

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