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Daniel Cormier: ‘I don’t see why Floyd Mayweather should fight MMA’

Daniel Cormier gives his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s rumored move to MMA.

UFC 220: Cormier v Oezdemir Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

With Floyd Mayweather rumored to be serious about a moved to mixed martial arts, UFC star Daniel Cormier was asked to weigh in on the idea in a recent interview, and came up with the same answer almost everyone seems to have about the idea.

Speaking with Bloody Elbow’s Stephie Haynes, Cormier said he doesn’t see the point of Mayweather trying MMA at age 41:

“I don’t see why Floyd should fight MMA. Why does he need to? He’s 41 years old and the greatest boxer of all time. He’s rich beyond anyone’s imagination. I saw a video of Floyd’s Los Angeles mansion and he walked into this movie theater which is probably the most massive theater I’ve ever seen in my life. He had all these candy drawers and he’s walking around in socks because his carpet is so nice you can’t wear shoes and walk on it. What does this guy need a fight for? He’s got everything. He has so much money. This is not even money to last you a lifetime. This is generational money, the kind you pass down to your kids and their kids.”

Cormier also discussed Anthony Joshua expressing an interest in fighting UFC’s Francis N’gannou, and the potential Joshua-Wilder fight, so check out the full interview.

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