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Floyd Mayweather Applies for MMA License to Take on Conor McGregor in the Octagon

by Shariq Vohra

Floyd Mayweather has applied for an MMA license to secure a fight with UFC’s lightweight champion, Conor McGregor.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. punches Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather revealed that he is undergoing Mixed Martial Arts training, and needs only “six to eight months” to train and get ready for his fight with Conor McGregor.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has applied for an MMA license to fight Conor Mcgregor. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Last August, Floyd Mayweather won a boxing match against Conor McGregor and since then, he has been speculating a rematch with the MMA fighter.

Mayweather retired from boxing with an undefeated record of 50-0. After he defeated McGregor at the Octagon, he proved the critics that he is ready to come back into action.

TORONTO, ON – JULY 12: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor faced off in August 2017. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the boxing match in August. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Mayweather has begun his training with the UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. He told TMZ“So, who better than The Chosen One to teach him the ropes on how we get off the ropes and get in the cage!” 

While talking to TMZ Sports, Mayweather said, “Not yet, everything takes time. Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license, and hopefully, we can fight.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts as Conor McGregor takes speaks during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Mayweather has said that even if it take 6 to 8 months to get ready, he will do it and fight. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In account of his MMA license, Mayweather added, “Even if it takes 6 to 8 months — whatever it takes. We want to make sure that everything is done correctly.”

The last time the two scheduled a fight, the heat level rose between both fighters.

Floyd Mayweather is looking to prove the critics wrong, who said that he can not beat Conor McGregor at the Octagon. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mayweather retired from boxing with an undefeated record of 50-0. (Source: Getty)

The American star has a net worth of $340 million who has opened as a +650 underdog, while McGregor has been rated as a -1000 favorite by Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor tried his best to out-do Mayweather but was unsuccessful. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Mayweather won by 10th-round TKO.

In December, the President of UFC, Dana White, told ESPN,“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal. It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that ends up happening.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor attend a news conference after Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Mayweather won by 10th-round TKO. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

White added, “We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f—ing happened. Anything is possible.”

Floyd is undefeated in his boxing career. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Mayweather and McGregor fought on August 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Mayweather’s 50-0 included 27 KO’s, so in order to defeat him, McGregor will have to step it up in the ring.



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