Within the newest indication that Floyd Mayweather is critical a few foray into MMA, Tyron Woodley — UFC’s welterweight champion — has agreed to train Mayweather for his debut within the sport.
“Floyd Mayweather is occupied with taking an MMA bout, perhaps a couple of of ’em,” Woodley stated on TMZ’s The Hollywood Beatdown.
Woodley stated he bumped into Mayweather on the Jordan get together throughout NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles final month
“We began chatting about coaching, MMA, and we determined, ‘Hey, let’s join, let’s hook up in Vegas (the place Mayweather lives) for some coaching,’” Woodley stated.
From a tactical preventing perspective, Woodley stated that as the most effective strikers on the planet, Mayweather would have that benefit over any MMA fighter he’d face. The primary methods Woodley would train Mayweather are how to defend towards kicks and the way to defend towards takedowns.
“He’ll determine which battle he needs to take, and at that time (we’ll) sort of recreation plan after that,” Woodley stated.
As for the occasion loads of battle followers need to see, Woodley stated Conor McGregor would make for a positive opponent for Mayweather.
“I feel Conor will need to get that L off his report (avenge his loss to Mayweather within the boxing ring final September) and check out to convey him over into his realm,” Woodley stated, “and Conor has by no means actually knocked anyone out with a kick.”
Woodley added McGregor is “not that nice of a wrestler and he’s not like a world-class jujitsu man, so if he can’t land a type of kicks on Floyd and he can’t take him down — in the event you’re an athlete and you may concentrate and study fast, you possibly can cease a takedown. …
“I feel (Mayweather) has an opportunity for positive.”
About two and a half months must be loads of time to get Mayweather prepared for the Octagon, in accordance to Woodley.
This is video of Woodley’s look.