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Floyd Mayweather admits he’s never going to fight outside of boxing rules

I mean, we all knew, but still.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Tenshin Nasukawa Media Availability & Workout Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Floyd Mayweather has said — and also denied, to be fair — a lot of stuff about potentially fighting in mixed martial arts in the last few years.

But when he was asked a question about why he won’t fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa with kickboxing rules, Mayweather finally just flat-out said he’s never going to fight anyone without “boxing only” rules:

When asked about Instagram photos and videos where he’s appeared inside of MMA cages, Mayweather dismissed that, saying, “You see a lot of bullshit on Instagram.”

He continued, “I’m gonna say this once again: everything is always on my terms. I’m the A-side — always. I’m not going to fight in an MMA ring. If I do fight in an MMA ring, boxing only.”

Of course, none of this is a surprise to anyone who has followed Floyd for the last couple of decades. Mayweather is 41 years old and has been a boxer his entire life, basically. He also has a big ego and takes great pride in his undefeated mark, which allows him to market himself as “TBE,” the best ever. He’s not going to suddenly go insane and take a gamble on a new rule set that involves a ton of stuff he doesn’t have the time to learn.

Anyway, Mayweather will face Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition match on Dec. 31 in Japan for the RIZIN promotion.

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