Well, I never thought I’d see this day. I was convinced Mayweather had found a way to continue to lure top MMA fighters into boxing him so he ride out the rest of his career with huge paydays and easy fights. But Mayweather just signed on to fight a 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing sensation. This time he’s going to throw himself into his opponent’s game right? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The fight is sanctioned under an MMA organization in Japan but everyone so far, including Mayweather, has made it very clear that the rules haven’t been set yet. Big eye roll moment here.
This is just my gut talking but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Floyd isn’t going all the way to Japan just to get his head kicked in. When they do finally announce the rules, I’m fully expecting the first 2 to be No Kicking and No Takedowns. I’m guessing the only MMA concession he’s going to make is wearing smaller gloves. Which isn’t much of a concession if you know you’re the only guy that’s going to land a punch.
I’m eager to see what happens.