Woodley says Mayweather could ‘hold his own’ in the UFC Tonight
Amid the week-long special visit for the hybrid super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor a year ago, Floyd Mayweather indicated that they two contenders could rematch in the UFC octagon after their bout. At that point, recently, Mayweather started prodding a potential move into MMA. At that point, half a month back, Mayweather declared that he would start preparing for a conceivable battle in the octagon with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Presently, Woodley is stating that he doesn’t anticipate that Mayweather will simply get by inside the enclosure, however, flourish.
On UFC Tonight this week, Woodley talked about conceivably preparing Mayweather for a pen battle, proposing that it wouldn’t take a great deal for a competitor like Mayweather to effectively change into MMA and “hold his own” against anybody in his weight class.
Tyron Woodley said
“Blocking kicks is really easy,” explained Woodley. “Once you get to the point where Floyd Mayweather is at, you can see that his boxing. His defense, his ability to see a punch coming in a fraction of a second and avoid or evade that punch, comes from repetition. Drilling over and over and over again. So that’s all we would have to do to utilize blocking kicks.
“If you look at mixed martial arts as a sport, there are guys that are in the UFC that don’t have a four out of five in their wrestling or jiu-jitsu. So, therefore, it’s not kinda crazy that someone with some of the best boxing we’ve ever seen may be able to hold his own.
“Obviously, every round starts on the feet, every fight starts on the feet, and if you can keep it on the feet. I think that he can hold his own with pretty much anyone in that weight division. My job is to really just help him avoid being taken down, using angles, using footwork, using defense, how to get back up if he gets taken down.”
Mayweather has never battled professionally outside of the enclosing standard set yet boxing he is a standout amongst the most refined warriors ever. Winning an Olympic bronze decoration and going 50-0 in his expert vocation and asserting world titles in five diverse weight classes. With that first class range of abilities as a foundation, Woodley beforehand recommended it would take around 10 weeks to get ready Mayweather for a battle inside the UFC yet not long ago, Mayweather said he would anticipate taking a half year or more to get ready so everything is “done the correct way.” However long it takes him, however, Woodley is energized for the chance to not just take an interest in one of the greatest occasions in UFC history, yet to hone his own devices up for his next title guard.
Tyron Woodley added
“You think for one second I’m gonna be in Floyd Mayweather’s camp and I’m not gonna tighten up my boxing and get my hands ready to go?” said Woodley. “There’s gonna be a crossover in there. So I wouldn’t be second fiddle at all, it’s just a pivotal part of the sport where a boxing great decides to maybe come over to the octagon and see what he can do on that side and it’s an honor that they would consider me to do that.”