UFC president Dana White has warned Floyd Mayweather that fighting in an Octagon will be a lot harder than he thinks, the Daily Express report.
Mayweather, 41, has reportedly been taking part in MMA training with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in recent weeks as he eyes up a rematch with Conor McGregor.
The American boxer believes that he can learn good takedown defence strategies in the sport in just over six months, something White has laughed off.
However, with McGregor’s recent antics in Brooklyn which saw him receive three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief, the potential fight may be put on hold until next year.
White, talking to TMZ, addressed Mayweather’s ambitious comments.
Obviously, he’s a very talented guy, but as far as the wrestling, nobody is going to learn that in six to eight months. It takes years of wrestling, martial arts and combat sports to be a mixed martial artist. Years. When somebody double legs you and drops you on your head. He doesn’t have the defence for that.
With McGregor freed on bail which was set at $50,000 and Mayweather reportedly training for UFC, we may get the rematch the majority of the world wants to see inside an Octagon, if all three parties can agree on a deal.