Late last week, Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced he’s coming out of retirement for the fourth time. According to the 42-year-old undefeated boxer, he’s also working on a “spectacular event” with UFC president Dana White which they’re scheduling for 2020.
Another TMZ report stated that Mayweather is targeting big money fights against a UFC star and rival Manny Pacquiao. His father, Floyd Sr., however, was surprised that such talks are happening, and he isn’t enjoying the idea.
“We usually talk but I ain’t heard nothing from him,” the elder Mayweather told Marcos Villegas of FightHub TV (transcript by MMA Mania). “It’s a big surprise to me.
“I don’t want … it ain’t the same,” he said. “It’s not the same, I’m just saying.”
Floyd Jr.’s announcement led betting oddsmakers to hold wagers on several possibilities for his return, including MMA crossovers with the UFC and ONE Championship.
If such a transition is part of the plan, Floyd Sr. is having none of it.
“You got things that Floyd can do, a lot of other things other than … and they said he was saying something about getting into that … what that thing called?
“It better not be the MMA,” he added.
“You don’t think Floyd would take nothing like that? I don’t think he’d take it either because I’d go in there and whoop Dana White’s ass! F—k yeah I will. I’d whoop the sh-t out of him.
“Even though Floyd is a grown man, I’d be the grown one that’d take over that. Sure will.”
Mayweather Jr.’s last comeback took place in 2017, where he defeated Conor McGregor via tenth-round TKO. He also fought Rizin’s Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing match in New Year’s eve of 2018, where he won via first-round TKO.
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