Former multi-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has officially returned from retirement. However, this time, “Money” Mayweater will be making his mixed martial arts debut.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. most recently returned from retirement to face mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor inside the squared circle back in 2017. After earning a TKO victory over “Notorious,” Mayweather slipped back into retirement and rumors of the pugilist’s interest in making an MMA debut began to swirl.
Well, “Money” Mayweather appeared at a press conference for Rizin Fighting Federation on Nov. 5. Rizin officials announced that the undefeated 50-0 boxer will be facing Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31.
The fight will be under “special rules,” but the specifics of the rule set for the MMA match up have yet to be revealed.
Speaking at the conference, Rizin promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara offered the following statement.
“I think my shortest answer to that is the fact that now we are aligned to achieve something together and that is hitting a new challenge, taking a step forward to whatever wonderful thing that we can create together.”