UFC champion Woodley, 35, admitted that the pair have had a serious conversation about training for MMA.
In the latest edition of his "Hollywood Beatdown" segment with TMZ, the 170-pound kingpin revealed that he has been training boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. under mixed martial arts pretenses, hinting that "Money Mayweather" may legitimately be interested in stepping into the cage. "We started chatting about training MMA and we decided let's connect, let's hook up in Vegas and do some training and get him ready for MMA". Mayweather, 41, last fought on August 26 of past year, knocking out UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in their blockbuster "Money Fight". Floyd Mayweather has been teasing a transition into MMA like a politician, flipping and flopping on whether it will really happy or not.
But 170lbs king Woodley has faith in Mayweather's ability to keep a fight on the feet and punish opponents with his hands. So it's the same thing to stop the shot before it gets to us through footwork. "Blocking kicks. There's no point in him trying to learn how to kick". Defending kicks, identifying when a body is about to throw a kick. If he his able to evade punches at a fraction of a second then he can learn wrestling defense because he's learned that through drilling technique and repetition.More news: Police Summon Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Wife Over Call Detail Record Scam
In the past, McGregor has made it more than obvious he wants to be the one to welcome Mayweather to the UFC, even challenging his former foe to a "true fight" since boxing's rule set kept the undefeated boxer "out of the funeral home".
"Conor's not that great a wrestler". He's not a world-class jiu-jitsu guy.
The Money Man is a stranger to kicks, knees and submission holds but welterweight boss Woodley reckons he could become a complete fighter in one to two months. "I think (Floyd) has a chance for sure".