UFC News 1.2.18: McGregor, Mayweather & Miocic

What are the Odds? of Floyd Mayweather fighting in the UFC?

– Does Floyd Mayweather Jr. have a message for Conor McGregor?
– Conor McGregor has some money management tips for millionaires
– Max Holloway is considering a move to 155 “sooner or later”
– Daniel Cormier Has his Say on Stipe Miocic Fight purse
– Luke Rockhold confident of ‘shutting down’ Yoel Romero

Mayweather still teasing McGregor

It appears that boxing living legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is intent on stoking the fires surrounding a potential rematch with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

August 2017’s “Money Fight” earned the five-weight world champion an estimated $300 dollars for his 10th round TKO of pro boxing debutant McGregor.

Having exchanged barbs with “The Notorious” over social media the past few days, the former pound-for-pound number one then took things one step further when Mayweather entered the Syndicate MMA cage in Las Vegas, adding to recent speculation of an unlikely foray into MMA.

Credit: Twitter / Floyd Mayweather

On Wednesday, Mayweather released a short promotional video in which he asks: “2018. Floyd “Money” Mayweather. MMA. What are the odds, Paddy? What are the odds?” Mayweather is seen wearing black shorts with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power emblazed on the front.

While the sensational idea of Mayweather heading for the Octagon this year is one which may fail to materialise, it is more than likely that this is simply a paid publicity stunt by the bookie. However, as Mayweather vs. McGregor showed, anything can happen when “Money” is involved…

Conor McGregor has some tips for you

“The Notorious” tells fans to ‘get with the program’ and abandon any ideas of ‘going broke while trying to look rich’. The Dubliner took to Instagram to offer fans an insight into how he manages his money:

Credit: Twitter / Conor McGregor

“Here is today’s thoughts: Financial awareness is key at all times. Look at many of our favourite athletes and performers post career. Often it is not a pretty sight. [Mike] Tyson made over $300 million in his fighting career and today stands at a net worth of just $1 million. You must be switched on at all times with your money. We cannot switch off here. Know your money and where it is going at all times and never ever go broke, trying to look rich.

Max Holloway Looking Towards 155-Pounds

UFC news via the camp of featherweight champion Max Holloway suggests that he will be forced to move up to lightweight, should the UFC persist in making changes to what fighters can do when cutting weight.

Following a series of botched weight cuts and attention brought to the dangers of the process, there is talk pertaining to a number of additional measures designed to protect fighters.

Credit: Twitter / Max Holloway

“Blessed” told Ariel Helwani recently that these changes may spell the end for him at 145-

“I’ve never missed weight in my life, so I don’t know why they’re giving me a hard time. But if
they pass more rules, I probably won’t be medically able to pass it. 155 might come sooner rather than later. We’ll see what happens.”

Holloway will fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 223.

Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic

In other UFC news Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are set to clash in a light heavyweight vs. heavyweight super fight at UFC 226, although Cormier did have to get the champ on board when it came to his purse (via FloCombat):

“I called Stipe. Obviously, you know, great guy, I got to spend some time with him, fantastic champion, just a pillar of his community. I can’t say enough good things about Stipe Miocic.

With that being said, I told Stipe for $500,000, I’m not fighting Stipe Miocic. I threw out a bigger number and said for that number, I’m fighting Stipe Miocic. He goes, ‘I f**king love you.’”

Both fighters recently featured on the UFC 220 card: Miocic defeated Ngannou on points, whilst Cormier finished Oezdemir by submission.

Luke Rockhold to ‘Go Darker’ at UFC 221

Luke Rockhold continues in his quest to reclaim the UFC middleweight title, when he faces perennial contender Yoel Romero at UFC 221 in Perth on Feb. 10. Rockhold believes his iron will and ability to rough it out will serve him well against the powerful Cuban:

Credit: Twitter / Luke Rockhold

“I’m willing to go deeper than he’ll ever go. Some people act the part. Some people talk the part. But to be the part, to go there and to get into those moments, I’ve never been outdone. I’m willing to go deeper and darker than any of these motherf*ckers.”

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