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5 reasons why Floyd Mayweather vs. CM Punk must happen

Johny Payne
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4.54K   //    15 Feb 2018, 20:22 IST

Floyd Mayweather could fight CM Punk in the UFC this year
Floyd Mayweather could fight CM Punk in the UFC this year

Floyd Mayweather vs. CM Punk is indeed a realistic possibility in 2018…

Let that sink in.

Floyd’s uncle Jeff Mayweather recently insinuated that the former could make his professional MMA debut against ex-pro wrestler and 1-fight MMA rookie CM Punk.

While the idea was initially discussed as a joke—keyword being “joke”—by both fans and critics in the combat sports community, following Jeff Mayweather having teased the bout, the entire idea has turned into a hot topic of contention.

Make no mistake about it, this fight has its fair share of pros as well as cons. Sportskeeda brings you a special 2-part series whereby we reveal the peaks & troughs of this complicated fight. In this part, we look at the primary reasons why Floyd Mayweather vs. CM Punk must happen:


#5 Floyd Mayweather can make his debut in style

Floyd Mayweather could make a statement in his MMA debut against someone as inexperienced as CM PUnk
Floyd Mayweather could make a statement in his MMA debut against someone as inexperienced as CM Punk

Long before Floyd Mayweather Jr. was known as ‘Money’, he went by the moniker ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd—a fun action-fighter who was a defensive and offensive savant. Hailing from a family of professional boxers—with his father and uncles well-averse with the business through and through—Mayweather Jr. had no shortage of guidance since he first laced up a pair of gloves.

While his father’s legal troubles did adversely affect him early on, his uncles were present to ensure he didn’t fall off track. Mayweather then broke through as a mainstream superstar after his fight with Oscar De La Hoya—following which the former went all-in and over-the-top in his portrayal of his ‘Money’ Mayweather persona.

Every phase of Mayweather’s life has seen him exhibit one of the most important virtues of them all—patience. Mayweather has been composed and calculated through all his struggles, and seldom does he rush anything.

Considering that, it wouldn’t be out of the norm to see Mayweather first take on a rookie such as CM Punk—who’s widely regarded as one of the easiest matchups in the UFC by several MMA experts—in what will be Mayweather’s MMA debut, likely to take place in the UFC this year. ‘Money’ will win, and do so in style! 

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Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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