Floyd Mayweather confirms he is seeking MMA licence as UFC rematch with Conor McGregor looms

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will be seeking an MMA licence.
Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will be seeking an MMA licence. Photo credit: Reuters

Floyd Mayweather clearly has a deathwish.

The undefeated boxer has confirmed he is seeking a mixed martial arts licence, sparking speculation of a rematch with Conor McGregor.

The 41-year-old starched the brash Irishman in 2017, stopping McGregor in the 10th round of their combat sports mega fight in Las Vegas.

The 50-0 multi-time world champion has been taunting McGregor in the last few months with social media posts showing himself shadow boxing inside the octagon.

It appears he has taken that taunt to a new level with 'Money' confirming plans to apply for a licence.

"Eventually, we're going to apply for the licence. Hopefully, we can fight," Mayweather told TMZ.

"It will probably be a little bit longer.

"Even if it takes six to eight months. Whatever it takes, we want to make sure that everything is done correctly and everything is done the right way."

Despite having no background in kickboxing, submission grappling or wrestling, Mayweather believes he has the ability to transition from the world of the sweet science to the ultimate proving ground of the UFC.

"I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale from one to 10, I would say it's probably a seven.

"We can take it up to a nine, if possible. Of course my hand game, on a scale of one to 10, it's 100."

Only one former male boxing world champion has attempted to jump into the world of MMA - when heavyweight James Toney fought UFC legend Randy Couture in 2010.

The former IBF world champion lasted all of three minutes before being submitted by Couture.

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping recently commented on a potential McGregor v Mayweather UFC fight, claiming the MMA superstar would 'destroy' the boxing legend in a matter of seconds.