Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he is going to apply for an MMA license.
Rumours that the retired boxing champion would take part in the sport have been circulating since his boxing match against UFC star Conor McGregor last August.
Now the 41-year old has confirmed he will apply for a license in an interview with TMZ.
“Everything takes time. Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight,” he said. “Even if it takes six-to-eight months – whatever it takes. We want to make sure that everything is done correctly and everything is done the right way.”
Mayweather beat McGregor in the 10th round of their big-money bout in Las Vegas, a win that took his record to 50-0.
The rumours about a rematch between the duo in the Octagon have swirled ever since, with Mayweather feeding the rumour mill with occasional videos of himself doing MMA training.
“Come at the king, you best not miss…,” Mayweather wrote in an Instagram post in January.
“2018 Floyd Money Mayweather, MMA,” Mayweather said in a video with the post. “What are the odds, Paddy? What are the odds?”
Irishman McGregor, a former champion in two weight divisions hasn’t fought in the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.