Floyd Mayweather’s MMA Trainer, Tyron Woodley Reveals Timeline For Fighter To Be UFC Ready

Undefeated pugilist legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been showing an interest in pulling himself out of retirement for a possible run inside the octagon as of late. The boxer has even been taken under the wing of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley when it comes to his training.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. snared the attention of mixed martial arts fans when he earned a TKO victory over UFC superstar Conor McGregor inside the squared circle in the summer of 2017. Since then, “Money” Mayweather has been hinting to possibly making a run inside the octagon.

Tyron Woodley has since come forward to reveal that he has been discussing the matter with Mayweather and is now planning to train the pugilist legend.

“I’m going to start (training) soon.” Mayweather told TMZ Sports.”(Woodley and I) have been texting back and forth. We talked a couple times so we’re going to start working out real soon.

“I’ll probably need a little bit longer (than three months). A little bit longer. Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we just want to make sure everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.”

Speaking on the latest edition of The Hollywood Beatdown, Tyron Woodley as since offered his thoughts on training Mayweather.

“(If Mayweather can) eliminate all different martial arts, he forces an opponent to fight a stand-up fight with him, what fighter in the UFC is going to outbox Floyd?”

“All I have to do is teach him how to negate the wrestling, teach him how to negate the striking. At the beginning of every round, how does the fight start? Standing up. I have to teach him how to keep it there,” he continued.

“I think three or four months training just to make people go out there and fight a stand-up fight, six to eight months if he wants to go out there and start throwing kicks and takedowns.”

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