Floyd Mayweather says he respects and loves 50 Cent, has no issue with him

Jeff Bottari

Floyd Mayweather says he has no current beef with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, saying he respects and loves the man who was once his sidekick and business partner.

Floyd Mayweather and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had a major falling-out a couple of years ago, after Jackson appeared to be starting a group called TMT Promotions, which began coming together while Mayweather was serving time in prison on a domestic violence issue.

Once Mayweather was released, that idea had fallen through, with Floyd objecting to the idea that he leave mega advisor Al Haymon to work with the new company exclusively. Today, Mayweather's own Mayweather Promotions has become a legitimate entity, while 50 Cent has stuck around in the boxing game with his SMS Promotions team, which has failed to really get off the ground despite a few solid opportunities.

Speaking with David Mayo of mlive.com, Mayweather says he has no current beef with 50, however:

"Just as a man, I respect him, I love him," Mayweather said. "There's a lot of my friends, a lot of my associates, that I don't speak to on a daily basis. That doesn't mean that I wish anything bad toward them. ... 50 Cent's a great guy, he's always invited into my gym. If his fighters want to come to my gym and work, they can come work in my gym also."

Jackson later claimed that Mayweather owed him money into seven figures. Mayo says that Mayweather felt that Tommy Summers, aka Tommy Smalls, and Jackson were disloyal when they suggested he part ways with Haymon, which led to both of them being cut from his circle. Today, Mayweather suggests that things may have been a "miscommunication."

If you were looking for an update on the relationship status between Mayweather and 50, there it is. I think it can be listed under "it's complicated."

Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO) is set to return to the ring on May 3, facing Marcos Maidana on Showtime pay-per-view.

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