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50 Cent Sheds More Light on Beef with Floyd Mayweather

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COMMENTARY | The fallout between 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) and Floyd Mayweather has been well-documented, but it's still hard to decipher how real the beef between the two is.

50 Cent recently made an appearance on Power106.com, and he disclosed more information about his spat with his former BFF.

According to 50, Floyd was the one who initially came up with the idea of a partnership between the two, asking the rapper to help him with Mayweather Promotions prior to his incarceration at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Seeing that Mayweather Promotions was virtually non-existent, 50 said he decided to form The Money Team (now SMS) Promotions, using his personal funds to secure fighters like Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell.

When Mayweather was finally released from the Clark County Detention Center; 50 Cent claims Floyd denied ever asking him for help with his promotion company, refusing to reimburse Jackson for money spent on the business venture in his absence. According to 50's version of events, that was the straw that broke the camel's back, as he felt betrayed by Mayweather.

"When he finally did bring up the actual situation, he acted like he didn't know anything," Jackson explained. "Like, 'I didn't tell y'all to do that, I didn't tell you to do that.' And I'm looking at him, and he's looking at my face, and he's telling me he didn't tell me to do that."

Given the fact there are multiple theories about what caused the drama between Mayweather and 50 Cent, it's hard to tell if there's any truth to the Grammy-winning rapper's version. A while back, FightHype.com released a copy of a letter sent to Mayweather by Tommy Summers -- who was seen palling around with Jackson when "Money" was incarcerated -- which revealed an attempt to oust longtime Mayweather advisor, Al Haymon.

While I'm still a bit skeptical about how real the beef between Mayweather and Jackson really is, it's starting to look like there's some serious tension between the two, and I'm sure we haven't heard the last of it.

David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner that has watched and studied MMA for the past 7 years. Follow him on Twitter @davidkingwriter and check out his blog.

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