Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather to apply for MMA licence

Ruben Hill
March 21, 2018

But Floyd Mayweather has now made an unusual claim that he could buy Premier League club Newcastle United and bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to England.

"You better believe if I were to invest in Newcastle I would be back partying there often", he told the Daily Star. I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports, but I invest with my head not my heart.

"I'll probably need a little longer, even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we wanna make sure that everything is done correctly and everything is done the right way". "But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looking over it and went 'Floyd that can make money' then I would invest", Mayweather added.

Mayweather did not specify when or where he plans to obtain a license, but the state of Nevada would have to be a frontrunner.

According to ESPN, the Westgate SuperBook has placed McGregor as a -1,000 favorite over Mayweather, who opened has opened as a +650 underdog.

The bookie stipulates that the fight must take place before January 9, 2019 for bets to be valid - and no more than $2,000 (€1,632) can be wagered.

The club has been up for sale since last October and its owner Mike Ashley is keen to sell it.

Meantime a Las Vegas sportsbook has already posted odds on a hypothetical MMA bout between McGregor and Mayweather.

The only title yet to be won by the former Manchester United star is the FIFA World Cup and he has the chance of winning it with Portugal this year in Russia.

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the world's best footballer and plays for Spanish champions Real Madrid.

While the 50-0 boxing icon insists he has retired from the game for good, rumors have been swirling for months now that he may step into the octagon for the very first time to continue his big-budget rivalry with McGregor, the current reigning UFC Lightweight Champion.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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