According to Floyd Mayweather’s long-time bodyguard Greg La Rosa, the American is ‘closer’ to competing in the UFC, the Daily Express report.

The legendary boxer has been teasing a move to mixed martial arts for several months.

Mayweather, 41, previously admitted he would be willing to try his hand at MMA, which brought up talk of a rematch against former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who he beat in a boxing match last August.

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The American has reportedly been training to swap the boxing ring for the Octagon, with many claiming Mayweather is just wanting the attention more than the fight.

However, long-time friend and bodyguard La Rosa believes his boss Mayweather may be edging closer to debuting in the Octagon.

He’s around camp, he’s talking about it, and he’s not kidding when he talks to Jim Gray there and says if I come back it’ll be for MMA. That’s not a joke that he’s making. Man, if I had to guess, I’d say it’s closer to happening.

If the American agrees to fight in the UFC, the chances of him facing McGregor are extremely slim due to the Irishman’s actions in Brooklyn, which resulted in him being charged with assault and criminal mischief.