Floyd Mayweather may have hanged up his gloves after his record-breaking, million-dollars-fetching fight against Conor McGregor, but the 40-year-old is not living his life in the slightest of isolation by any means. In fact, these days he is getting more attention and grabbing more headlines all over the world than some of the biggest WWE stars.
The reason is his increased activity on social media accounts where he is continuously posting some cryptic messages and videos, and fueling the rumors that he may accept a mixed martial arts fight, of course against his partner-in-biggest-debacle, McGregor, despite shooting down the notion just one month ago.
The retired professional Boxer with an envious undefeated record of 50–0, posted a video of himself standing in an MMA cage on social media yesterday while captioning the post, "Come at the king, you best not miss."
"2018, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, MMA. What are the odds, Paddy? What are the odds?" Mayweather says, apparently speaking of Paddy Power, an Irish sportsbook which sponsored Mayweather in last year's fight against UFC star Conor McGregor.
The video was 14-seconds long and is the latest in a series of recent social media posts from the 1996 Olympics Bronze medalist.
He started his latest social media frenzy on Monday when he posted a photo of him landing a punch on McGregor from their boxing match in August. He followed it up with a short video of him stepping into an MMA cage.
The post didn't go down well with the UFC superstar McGregor, who lost to Mayweather in the boxing ring via 10th-round TKO, as he responded to Tuesday's video in his own style. The post said, "Keep up the good work my son. Yours sincerely, Senior."
In mid-December, UFC president Dana White told ESPN the promotion was negotiating a potential deal to bring Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) into the Octagon.
"We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal," White said. "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 that s--- ends up happening. We're interested in doing something with Floyd."
Mayweather, however, then quickly denied suggestions that he has any real intention of competing in the UFC.
"If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights, and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make $1 billion," Mayweather told FightHype.com. "I could do it in three fights, or even four fights, if I choose to get in the Octagon and fight.
"I'm not doing it, but I'm saying what I could do to make $1 billion quick. I never said I was going to fight in the UFC. I didn't say that. I said if I wanted to. Would and could are different things. I'm not gonna do it though."
The big fight between Mayweather and McGregor fetched around 4.3 million domestic pay-per-view buys and raked in more than $600 million in revenues, according to figures released by Showtime. White has claimed it is the highest-grossing international pay-per-view in combat sports history.