WOW! Floyd Mayweather Meets UFC President Dana White and RIZIN Chief Sakakibara

Published 04/07/2021, 6:07 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather is seemingly looking towards bigger ventures after his fight against Logan Paul did not go ahead on the official date of February 20. The five-division champion has walked away from the initial date and hasn’t announced a new date to fight ‘Maverick’ as of yet.

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However, he didn’t snub the contest entirely and several fans, including Logan Paul, are optimistic about the exhibition clash taking place. That said, Mayweather might have joined hands with UFC chief Dana White and RIZIN chief Nobu Sakakibara to launch a blockbuster fighting event.

Floyd Mayweather is well-known for staging blockbuster crossover fights, which we saw in 2017. Meanwhile, looking at the current scenario, we can envision him repeating the stance once again.

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UFC President Dana White posted a picture of him alongside Mayweather and Sakakibara. They announced nothing officially. However, White’s cheeky caption was enough to thrill the fans.

“HOOOOOOOLY SH***!!!!!! WTF is goin on here”- wrote the UFC spear header.

Floyd Mayweather, RIZIN, and the UFC

Undefeated five-division champion Floyd Mayweather has collaborated with both the fighting promotions, after putting a quell on his glittery boxing career. In 2017, Mayweather faced UFC star Conor McGregor in one of the biggest showdowns of all time in the sporting history.

It paved the path for several crossovers, and Mayweather registered the 50 win of his pro career via a fashionable TKO stoppage. He bagged lucrative checks and global attention from the fight community and retained his aura as the biggest superstar of boxing.

While many believed it would be Mayweather’s last fight, he shocked the world by reappearing in 2018. Floyd Mayweather flew down to Japan and faced Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a boxing bout at RIZIN.

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It was a lopsided performance, as Nasukawa couldn’t pose any threat to Mayweather. Instead, he remained on the wrong end of the beat down. Adding to that, Mayweather looked extremely relaxed. He smiled his way whilst landing vicious shots and won the fight.

Bagging another lucrative pay-check, Mayweather stayed away from the spotlight. However, almost three years later, he seems to have regained his itch to fight and this collaboration can be a sign of big things on the horizon.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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