Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been hinting to an interest in making a run within the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). That being said, mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort does not believe the retired pugilist would stand much of a chance in an MMA match.
“Money” Mayweather first snared the attention of MMA fans when he earned a TKO victory over UFC superstar Conor McGregor inside the squared circle back in 2017. While Mayweather returned to retirement shortly after, the former boxer has since been dropping hints at an interest in entering the octagon.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has even gone on to reveal that he is set to begin training Mayweather in mixed martial arts. Speaking to Brazilian media during a recent Hangout session on Friday, Vitor Belfort decided to offer his thoughts on Mayweather competing in MMA.
“I think he doesn’t have a chance even against the young kids, 15, 14-year-olds.” Belfort said. “I don’t think he has a chance, no. He has a lot to learn on the ground, kicks. I think it’s an illusion (to say) that happens, unless it’s different rules or a fight in his world.
“With his arms, on his weight, he’s a phenom. Now, involving legs and other things, no chance.”