Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been able to keep himself relevant in combat sports-related conversations. For the last couple of days, he has been in the headlines after dropping hints about a possible shift into mixed martial arts competition.
No one from “The Money Team” has made any supporting statements, but if you ask Showtime Sports Vice President Stephen Espinoza, Mayweather’s transition into MMA is something that should not be totally dismissed.
“Nobody thought that Mayweather-McGregor was a realistic thing, so I’ve learned not to question what Floyd is capable of pulling off,” Espinoza told TMZ Sports. “There’s a chance. Like, whatever he puts his mind to, he sort of wills it to happen.”
“He willed the McGregor fight into happening, so if he sets his mind to it, it’ll happen.”
Mayweather, who turns 41 years old this month, made a guarantee that his fight against Conor McGregor last August would be his last. Espinoza, meanwhile, says Showtime will be in full support.
“We’ve got a great relationship, he’s been really supportive and loyal to Showtime and CBS,” Espinoza said of Floyd Jr. “If he wants to take up UFC, if he wants to take up ice hockey, if he wants to do figure skating, we’re with him. We’ll back him all the way.”