Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez

WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) punches at Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez punches at Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. in Las Vegas
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) punches at Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. in Las Vegas
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. punches at WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. punches at WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. punches at WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. throws a punch at WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. throws a punch at WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. throws a punch at WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) avoids a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) avoids a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. in Las Vegas
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) avoids a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. in Las Vegas
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. fights WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. fights WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. fights WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. in Las Vegas
WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (L) fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING)
Floyd Mayweather Sr. (L), R&B singer Tank (2nd L), and singer Justin Bieber (R) celebrate Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s victory over WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (not pictured) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. Alvarez was previously undefeated in 42 fights. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING ENTERTAINMENT)
Mayweather Sr., Tank, Mayweather Jr. and Bieber celebrate Mayweather Jr. victory over WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Alvarez in Las Vegas, Nevada
Floyd Mayweather Sr. (L), R&B singer Tank (2nd L), and singer Justin Bieber (R) celebrate Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s victory over WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (not pictured) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 2013. Alvarez was previously undefeated in 42 fights. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING ENTERTAINMENT)
UFC Champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
Can Mayweather make noise in the UFC?
UFC Champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
UFC Champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
Can Mayweather make noise in the UFC?
UFC Champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
UFC Champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
Can Mayweather make noise in the UFC?
UFC Champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
Can Floyd Mayweather make noise in mixed martial arts?
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is set to train Floyd Mayweather and sat down with Yahoo Sports to give insight on the boxing champ's chances in MMA.
<p>What most people thought was simply some social media banter, much like Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, is swiftly becoming a reality, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell insists that he is going to fight again.</p> <p>Following a storied career fought almost entirely in the UFC&#39;s Octagon, Liddell has been retired for the better part of a decade. He last fought against Rich Franklin at UFC 115 on June 10, 2010. Though he was one of the most decorated fighters in the promotion&#39;s history and is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, Liddell lost five of his last six fights, four of them by way of knockout. That precarious ending is a large reason why UFC president Dana White wanted him to retire then and wants Liddell to remain retired now.</p> <h2><span>The History Between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz</span></h2> <p>&quot;The Iceman,&quot; however, appears intent on thawing his retirement and returning to the cage, thanks in large part to longtime nemesis Tito Ortiz.</p>  <p>&quot;Tito seems to want to fight me again, so we&#39;re talking about partnering up with (Oscar De La Hoya&#39;s) Golden Boy and doing it that way. They&#39;re meeting and we&#39;re working on it, so we&#39;ll see,&quot; Liddell said on Monday&#39;s edition of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tov-P97q3GU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The MMA Hour" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The MMA Hour</a>.</p> <p>&quot;He says he really wants to fight me. I think he thinks he can win.&quot;</p> <p>Liddell and Ortiz fought twice in the Octagon with Liddell knocking Ortiz out on both occasions. The last time they fought each other was almost 12 years ago in the UFC 66 main event on Dec. 30, 2006. Though it has been that long, there is still no love lost between the two and Liddell would be happy to take money to pick up where they left off.</p> <p>&quot;I don&#39;t like him. I don&#39;t think he&#39;s a good person, but it is what it is,&quot; said Liddell.</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;d love to beat him up again. It&#39;s the one thing I&#39;ve been asked mores since I&#39;ve retired more than anything, &#39;Can you just beat him up one more time?&#39; People never get tired of seeing me hitting him.&quot;</p> <h2><span>Chuck Liddell is Adamant He Will Fight Again</span></h2> <p>Though Ortiz is the spark that rekindled the flame in Liddell, he insists that, as long as the right deal can be struck, he will return to the cage again whether or not Ortiz is standing across from him when he does.</p> <p>&quot;I will fight again, yeah. If we can get a deal together with somebody that makes sense, yes, (it&#39;s guaranteed),&quot; Liddell confirmed on Monday.</p> <p>“It does not hinge on Tito’s participation,” he continued.</p> <p>“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kind of hadn’t really thought about it much. And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we have to have somebody back it up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”</p> <p><strong>TRENDING &#62;&#160;<a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/fighters-overwhelming-blast-raquel-penningtons-corner-for-not-stopping-the-fight" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fighters Overwhelming Blast Raquel Pennington’s Corner for Not Stopping the Fight" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fighters Overwhelming Blast Raquel Pennington’s Corner for Not Stopping the Fight</a></strong></p> <p>Liddell said that he is currently targeting a &quot;November-ish&quot; timeframe for his return, but warned that there is still a lot of negotiating before anything is set in stone, but he is planning to fight again, whether or not his friend and former boss, Dana White, wants him to or not.&#160;</p> <p>&quot;If I can&#39;t fight, if I don&#39;t feel like I can go out there and perform, I wouldn&#39;t,&quot; Liddell said. &quot;But I feel I can still perform, especially enough to beat Tito. I&#39;ll be ready.&quot;</p> <p>In fact, Liddell&#39;s ultimate goal is much higher than most might believe realistic... Jon Jones.</p> <p>“In my mind, I would like two good warm up fights, and I’d like a shot at Jon Jones. I am serious, I’d like a shot at him. We will see. Just, match styles.”</p>
Chuck Liddell, 48, is Going to Fight Again, and It Doesn’t Hinge on Tito Ortiz

What most people thought was simply some social media banter, much like Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, is swiftly becoming a reality, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell insists that he is going to fight again.

Following a storied career fought almost entirely in the UFC's Octagon, Liddell has been retired for the better part of a decade. He last fought against Rich Franklin at UFC 115 on June 10, 2010. Though he was one of the most decorated fighters in the promotion's history and is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, Liddell lost five of his last six fights, four of them by way of knockout. That precarious ending is a large reason why UFC president Dana White wanted him to retire then and wants Liddell to remain retired now.

The History Between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz

"The Iceman," however, appears intent on thawing his retirement and returning to the cage, thanks in large part to longtime nemesis Tito Ortiz.

"Tito seems to want to fight me again, so we're talking about partnering up with (Oscar De La Hoya's) Golden Boy and doing it that way. They're meeting and we're working on it, so we'll see," Liddell said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.

"He says he really wants to fight me. I think he thinks he can win."

Liddell and Ortiz fought twice in the Octagon with Liddell knocking Ortiz out on both occasions. The last time they fought each other was almost 12 years ago in the UFC 66 main event on Dec. 30, 2006. Though it has been that long, there is still no love lost between the two and Liddell would be happy to take money to pick up where they left off.

"I don't like him. I don't think he's a good person, but it is what it is," said Liddell.

"I'd love to beat him up again. It's the one thing I've been asked mores since I've retired more than anything, 'Can you just beat him up one more time?' People never get tired of seeing me hitting him."

Chuck Liddell is Adamant He Will Fight Again

Though Ortiz is the spark that rekindled the flame in Liddell, he insists that, as long as the right deal can be struck, he will return to the cage again whether or not Ortiz is standing across from him when he does.

"I will fight again, yeah. If we can get a deal together with somebody that makes sense, yes, (it's guaranteed)," Liddell confirmed on Monday.

“It does not hinge on Tito’s participation,” he continued.

“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kind of hadn’t really thought about it much. And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we have to have somebody back it up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”

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Liddell said that he is currently targeting a "November-ish" timeframe for his return, but warned that there is still a lot of negotiating before anything is set in stone, but he is planning to fight again, whether or not his friend and former boss, Dana White, wants him to or not. 

"If I can't fight, if I don't feel like I can go out there and perform, I wouldn't," Liddell said. "But I feel I can still perform, especially enough to beat Tito. I'll be ready."

In fact, Liddell's ultimate goal is much higher than most might believe realistic... Jon Jones.

“In my mind, I would like two good warm up fights, and I’d like a shot at Jon Jones. I am serious, I’d like a shot at him. We will see. Just, match styles.”

<p>What most people thought was simply some social media banter, much like Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, is swiftly becoming a reality, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell insists that he is going to fight again.</p> <p>Following a storied career fought almost entirely in the UFC&#39;s Octagon, Liddell has been retired for the better part of a decade. He last fought against Rich Franklin at UFC 115 on June 10, 2010. Though he was one of the most decorated fighters in the promotion&#39;s history and is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, Liddell lost five of his last six fights, four of them by way of knockout. That precarious ending is a large reason why UFC president Dana White wanted him to retire then and wants Liddell to remain retired now.</p> <h2><span>The History Between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz</span></h2> <p>&quot;The Iceman,&quot; however, appears intent on thawing his retirement and returning to the cage, thanks in large part to longtime nemesis Tito Ortiz.</p>  <p>&quot;Tito seems to want to fight me again, so we&#39;re talking about partnering up with (Oscar De La Hoya&#39;s) Golden Boy and doing it that way. They&#39;re meeting and we&#39;re working on it, so we&#39;ll see,&quot; Liddell said on Monday&#39;s edition of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tov-P97q3GU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The MMA Hour" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The MMA Hour</a>.</p> <p>&quot;He says he really wants to fight me. I think he thinks he can win.&quot;</p> <p>Liddell and Ortiz fought twice in the Octagon with Liddell knocking Ortiz out on both occasions. The last time they fought each other was almost 12 years ago in the UFC 66 main event on Dec. 30, 2006. Though it has been that long, there is still no love lost between the two and Liddell would be happy to take money to pick up where they left off.</p> <p>&quot;I don&#39;t like him. I don&#39;t think he&#39;s a good person, but it is what it is,&quot; said Liddell.</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;d love to beat him up again. It&#39;s the one thing I&#39;ve been asked mores since I&#39;ve retired more than anything, &#39;Can you just beat him up one more time?&#39; People never get tired of seeing me hitting him.&quot;</p> <h2><span>Chuck Liddell is Adamant He Will Fight Again</span></h2> <p>Though Ortiz is the spark that rekindled the flame in Liddell, he insists that, as long as the right deal can be struck, he will return to the cage again whether or not Ortiz is standing across from him when he does.</p> <p>&quot;I will fight again, yeah. If we can get a deal together with somebody that makes sense, yes, (it&#39;s guaranteed),&quot; Liddell confirmed on Monday.</p> <p>“It does not hinge on Tito’s participation,” he continued.</p> <p>“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kind of hadn’t really thought about it much. And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we have to have somebody back it up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”</p> <p><strong>TRENDING &#62;&#160;<a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/fighters-overwhelming-blast-raquel-penningtons-corner-for-not-stopping-the-fight" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fighters Overwhelming Blast Raquel Pennington’s Corner for Not Stopping the Fight" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fighters Overwhelming Blast Raquel Pennington’s Corner for Not Stopping the Fight</a></strong></p> <p>Liddell said that he is currently targeting a &quot;November-ish&quot; timeframe for his return, but warned that there is still a lot of negotiating before anything is set in stone, but he is planning to fight again, whether or not his friend and former boss, Dana White, wants him to or not.&#160;</p> <p>&quot;If I can&#39;t fight, if I don&#39;t feel like I can go out there and perform, I wouldn&#39;t,&quot; Liddell said. &quot;But I feel I can still perform, especially enough to beat Tito. I&#39;ll be ready.&quot;</p> <p>In fact, Liddell&#39;s ultimate goal is much higher than most might believe realistic... Jon Jones.</p> <p>“In my mind, I would like two good warm up fights, and I’d like a shot at Jon Jones. I am serious, I’d like a shot at him. We will see. Just, match styles.”</p>
Chuck Liddell, 48, is Going to Fight Again, and It Doesn’t Hinge on Tito Ortiz

What most people thought was simply some social media banter, much like Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, is swiftly becoming a reality, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell insists that he is going to fight again.

Following a storied career fought almost entirely in the UFC's Octagon, Liddell has been retired for the better part of a decade. He last fought against Rich Franklin at UFC 115 on June 10, 2010. Though he was one of the most decorated fighters in the promotion's history and is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, Liddell lost five of his last six fights, four of them by way of knockout. That precarious ending is a large reason why UFC president Dana White wanted him to retire then and wants Liddell to remain retired now.

The History Between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz

"The Iceman," however, appears intent on thawing his retirement and returning to the cage, thanks in large part to longtime nemesis Tito Ortiz.

"Tito seems to want to fight me again, so we're talking about partnering up with (Oscar De La Hoya's) Golden Boy and doing it that way. They're meeting and we're working on it, so we'll see," Liddell said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.

"He says he really wants to fight me. I think he thinks he can win."

Liddell and Ortiz fought twice in the Octagon with Liddell knocking Ortiz out on both occasions. The last time they fought each other was almost 12 years ago in the UFC 66 main event on Dec. 30, 2006. Though it has been that long, there is still no love lost between the two and Liddell would be happy to take money to pick up where they left off.

"I don't like him. I don't think he's a good person, but it is what it is," said Liddell.

"I'd love to beat him up again. It's the one thing I've been asked mores since I've retired more than anything, 'Can you just beat him up one more time?' People never get tired of seeing me hitting him."

Chuck Liddell is Adamant He Will Fight Again

Though Ortiz is the spark that rekindled the flame in Liddell, he insists that, as long as the right deal can be struck, he will return to the cage again whether or not Ortiz is standing across from him when he does.

"I will fight again, yeah. If we can get a deal together with somebody that makes sense, yes, (it's guaranteed)," Liddell confirmed on Monday.

“It does not hinge on Tito’s participation,” he continued.

“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kind of hadn’t really thought about it much. And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we have to have somebody back it up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”

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Liddell said that he is currently targeting a "November-ish" timeframe for his return, but warned that there is still a lot of negotiating before anything is set in stone, but he is planning to fight again, whether or not his friend and former boss, Dana White, wants him to or not. 

"If I can't fight, if I don't feel like I can go out there and perform, I wouldn't," Liddell said. "But I feel I can still perform, especially enough to beat Tito. I'll be ready."

In fact, Liddell's ultimate goal is much higher than most might believe realistic... Jon Jones.

“In my mind, I would like two good warm up fights, and I’d like a shot at Jon Jones. I am serious, I’d like a shot at him. We will see. Just, match styles.”

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Could Cris Cyborg become the next Conor McGregor? She certainly hopes so. While attending Saturday&#39;s boxing match between Cecilia Braekhus and Kali Reis in Carson, Calif., Cyborg, 32, talked about making a move into boxing. She&#39;d like to do it in a similar fashion as McGregor, but she also sounded as if she was prepared to leave her MMA career behind in order to pursue boxing. &quot;Of course, I need time for training. I think I need four, six months training. Gonna be maybe perfect because I have two fights left MMA and then I can focus on boxing,&quot; Cyborg told Yahoo Sports&#39; Kevin Iole. &quot;After this (contract) I will do a boxing fight. I have just two fights left.&quot; Asked to clarify whether or not Cyborg meant that should would be done with MMA at that point, she did not close the door to the cage, indicating that she would like to take a boxing match a la McGregor and maintain her status as UFC featherweight champion. &quot;I would like to work with them. If the UFC work it and I can do the boxing fight and still have the belt and come back like McGregor did,&quot; said Cyborg, though she indicated that if she had to leave the UFC behind in the short term, returning to regain the belt at a later date would be &quot;no problem&quot; for her. For now, however, she is intent on challenging herself in the realm of boxing. And what better way to do it than shoot straight for the top. Cyborg&#39;s target for her first boxing match would be Cecilia Braekhus, who defeated Kali Reis in a hard-fought 10-round decision on Saturday. She is widely regarded as one of the top female boxers of all time.&#160; <strong>TRENDING &#62;&#160;<a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/miesha-tate-blasts-ronda-rousey-after-saying-it-is-a-privilege-to-hear-her-speak" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak</a></strong> Braekhus, 36, is undefeated at 33-0 with nine knockouts. A former kickboxer, she has reigned supreme over the women&#39;s welterweight division since 2014. Braekhus is the first woman in boxing history to hold four titles simultaneously and is one of only four boxers, male or female, to achieve that feat.&#160; Cyborg understands the task before her, but relishes it, much in the same fashion as McGregor welcomed his out with Floyd Mayweather. &quot;I think it&#39;s a challenge for myself.&quot;  <em>(Courtesy of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUq9kCh_g737CK_AkBdBuQ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kevin Iole" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kevin Iole</a>)</em>
Cris Cyborg Has Two UFC Fights Left, Then Plans to Dive into Boxing
Could Cris Cyborg become the next Conor McGregor? She certainly hopes so. While attending Saturday's boxing match between Cecilia Braekhus and Kali Reis in Carson, Calif., Cyborg, 32, talked about making a move into boxing. She'd like to do it in a similar fashion as McGregor, but she also sounded as if she was prepared to leave her MMA career behind in order to pursue boxing. "Of course, I need time for training. I think I need four, six months training. Gonna be maybe perfect because I have two fights left MMA and then I can focus on boxing," Cyborg told Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole. "After this (contract) I will do a boxing fight. I have just two fights left." Asked to clarify whether or not Cyborg meant that should would be done with MMA at that point, she did not close the door to the cage, indicating that she would like to take a boxing match a la McGregor and maintain her status as UFC featherweight champion. "I would like to work with them. If the UFC work it and I can do the boxing fight and still have the belt and come back like McGregor did," said Cyborg, though she indicated that if she had to leave the UFC behind in the short term, returning to regain the belt at a later date would be "no problem" for her. For now, however, she is intent on challenging herself in the realm of boxing. And what better way to do it than shoot straight for the top. Cyborg's target for her first boxing match would be Cecilia Braekhus, who defeated Kali Reis in a hard-fought 10-round decision on Saturday. She is widely regarded as one of the top female boxers of all time.  TRENDING > Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak Braekhus, 36, is undefeated at 33-0 with nine knockouts. A former kickboxer, she has reigned supreme over the women's welterweight division since 2014. Braekhus is the first woman in boxing history to hold four titles simultaneously and is one of only four boxers, male or female, to achieve that feat.  Cyborg understands the task before her, but relishes it, much in the same fashion as McGregor welcomed his out with Floyd Mayweather. "I think it's a challenge for myself." (Courtesy of Kevin Iole)
Could Cris Cyborg become the next Conor McGregor? She certainly hopes so. While attending Saturday&#39;s boxing match between Cecilia Braekhus and Kali Reis in Carson, Calif., Cyborg, 32, talked about making a move into boxing. She&#39;d like to do it in a similar fashion as McGregor, but she also sounded as if she was prepared to leave her MMA career behind in order to pursue boxing. &quot;Of course, I need time for training. I think I need four, six months training. Gonna be maybe perfect because I have two fights left MMA and then I can focus on boxing,&quot; Cyborg told Yahoo Sports&#39; Kevin Iole. &quot;After this (contract) I will do a boxing fight. I have just two fights left.&quot; Asked to clarify whether or not Cyborg meant that should would be done with MMA at that point, she did not close the door to the cage, indicating that she would like to take a boxing match a la McGregor and maintain her status as UFC featherweight champion. &quot;I would like to work with them. If the UFC work it and I can do the boxing fight and still have the belt and come back like McGregor did,&quot; said Cyborg, though she indicated that if she had to leave the UFC behind in the short term, returning to regain the belt at a later date would be &quot;no problem&quot; for her. For now, however, she is intent on challenging herself in the realm of boxing. And what better way to do it than shoot straight for the top. Cyborg&#39;s target for her first boxing match would be Cecilia Braekhus, who defeated Kali Reis in a hard-fought 10-round decision on Saturday. She is widely regarded as one of the top female boxers of all time.&#160; <strong>TRENDING &#62;&#160;<a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/miesha-tate-blasts-ronda-rousey-after-saying-it-is-a-privilege-to-hear-her-speak" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak</a></strong> Braekhus, 36, is undefeated at 33-0 with nine knockouts. A former kickboxer, she has reigned supreme over the women&#39;s welterweight division since 2014. Braekhus is the first woman in boxing history to hold four titles simultaneously and is one of only four boxers, male or female, to achieve that feat.&#160; Cyborg understands the task before her, but relishes it, much in the same fashion as McGregor welcomed his out with Floyd Mayweather. &quot;I think it&#39;s a challenge for myself.&quot;  <em>(Courtesy of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUq9kCh_g737CK_AkBdBuQ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kevin Iole" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kevin Iole</a>)</em>
Cris Cyborg Has Two UFC Fights Left, Then Plans to Dive into Boxing
Could Cris Cyborg become the next Conor McGregor? She certainly hopes so. While attending Saturday's boxing match between Cecilia Braekhus and Kali Reis in Carson, Calif., Cyborg, 32, talked about making a move into boxing. She'd like to do it in a similar fashion as McGregor, but she also sounded as if she was prepared to leave her MMA career behind in order to pursue boxing. "Of course, I need time for training. I think I need four, six months training. Gonna be maybe perfect because I have two fights left MMA and then I can focus on boxing," Cyborg told Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole. "After this (contract) I will do a boxing fight. I have just two fights left." Asked to clarify whether or not Cyborg meant that should would be done with MMA at that point, she did not close the door to the cage, indicating that she would like to take a boxing match a la McGregor and maintain her status as UFC featherweight champion. "I would like to work with them. If the UFC work it and I can do the boxing fight and still have the belt and come back like McGregor did," said Cyborg, though she indicated that if she had to leave the UFC behind in the short term, returning to regain the belt at a later date would be "no problem" for her. For now, however, she is intent on challenging herself in the realm of boxing. And what better way to do it than shoot straight for the top. Cyborg's target for her first boxing match would be Cecilia Braekhus, who defeated Kali Reis in a hard-fought 10-round decision on Saturday. She is widely regarded as one of the top female boxers of all time.  TRENDING > Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak Braekhus, 36, is undefeated at 33-0 with nine knockouts. A former kickboxer, she has reigned supreme over the women's welterweight division since 2014. Braekhus is the first woman in boxing history to hold four titles simultaneously and is one of only four boxers, male or female, to achieve that feat.  Cyborg understands the task before her, but relishes it, much in the same fashion as McGregor welcomed his out with Floyd Mayweather. "I think it's a challenge for myself." (Courtesy of Kevin Iole)
Floyd Mayweather&#39;s record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather&#39;s record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
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Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Wanheng Menayothin earned his 50th straight victory on Wednesday, matching Floyd Mayweather’s career mark.
Floyd Mayweather&#39;s record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
With his 50th straight victory, Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (L) equalled Floyd Mayweather Jr&#39;s undefeated record (AFP Photo/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA )
With his 50th straight victory, Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (L) equalled Floyd Mayweather Jr's undefeated record
With his 50th straight victory, Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (L) equalled Floyd Mayweather Jr's undefeated record (AFP Photo/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA )
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Could Cris Cyborg become the next Conor McGregor? She certainly hopes so. While attending Saturday&#39;s boxing match between Cecilia Braekhus and Kali Reis in Carson, Calif., Cyborg, 32, talked about making a move into boxing. She&#39;d like to do it in a similar fashion as McGregor, but she also sounded as if she was prepared to leave her MMA career behind in order to pursue boxing. &quot;Of course, I need time for training. I think I need four, six months training. Gonna be maybe perfect because I have two fights left MMA and then I can focus on boxing,&quot; Cyborg told Yahoo Sports&#39; Kevin Iole. &quot;After this (contract) I will do a boxing fight. I have just two fights left.&quot; Asked to clarify whether or not Cyborg meant that should would be done with MMA at that point, she did not close the door to the cage, indicating that she would like to take a boxing match a la McGregor and maintain her status as UFC featherweight champion. &quot;I would like to work with them. If the UFC work it and I can do the boxing fight and still have the belt and come back like McGregor did,&quot; said Cyborg, though she indicated that if she had to leave the UFC behind in the short term, returning to regain the belt at a later date would be &quot;no problem&quot; for her. For now, however, she is intent on challenging herself in the realm of boxing. And what better way to do it than shoot straight for the top. Cyborg&#39;s target for her first boxing match would be Cecilia Braekhus, who defeated Kali Reis in a hard-fought 10-round decision on Saturday. She is widely regarded as one of the top female boxers of all time.&#160; <strong>TRENDING &#62;&#160;<a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/miesha-tate-blasts-ronda-rousey-after-saying-it-is-a-privilege-to-hear-her-speak" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak</a></strong> Braekhus, 36, is undefeated at 33-0 with nine knockouts. A former kickboxer, she has reigned supreme over the women&#39;s welterweight division since 2014. Braekhus is the first woman in boxing history to hold four titles simultaneously and is one of only four boxers, male or female, to achieve that feat.&#160; Cyborg understands the task before her, but relishes it, much in the same fashion as McGregor welcomed his out with Floyd Mayweather. &quot;I think it&#39;s a challenge for myself.&quot;  <em>(Courtesy of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUq9kCh_g737CK_AkBdBuQ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kevin Iole" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kevin Iole</a>)</em>
Cris Cyborg Has Two UFC Fights Left, Then Plans to Dive into Boxing
Could Cris Cyborg become the next Conor McGregor? She certainly hopes so. While attending Saturday's boxing match between Cecilia Braekhus and Kali Reis in Carson, Calif., Cyborg, 32, talked about making a move into boxing. She'd like to do it in a similar fashion as McGregor, but she also sounded as if she was prepared to leave her MMA career behind in order to pursue boxing. "Of course, I need time for training. I think I need four, six months training. Gonna be maybe perfect because I have two fights left MMA and then I can focus on boxing," Cyborg told Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole. "After this (contract) I will do a boxing fight. I have just two fights left." Asked to clarify whether or not Cyborg meant that should would be done with MMA at that point, she did not close the door to the cage, indicating that she would like to take a boxing match a la McGregor and maintain her status as UFC featherweight champion. "I would like to work with them. If the UFC work it and I can do the boxing fight and still have the belt and come back like McGregor did," said Cyborg, though she indicated that if she had to leave the UFC behind in the short term, returning to regain the belt at a later date would be "no problem" for her. For now, however, she is intent on challenging herself in the realm of boxing. And what better way to do it than shoot straight for the top. Cyborg's target for her first boxing match would be Cecilia Braekhus, who defeated Kali Reis in a hard-fought 10-round decision on Saturday. She is widely regarded as one of the top female boxers of all time.  TRENDING > Miesha Tate Blasts Ronda Rousey After Saying It Is a Privilege to Hear Her Speak Braekhus, 36, is undefeated at 33-0 with nine knockouts. A former kickboxer, she has reigned supreme over the women's welterweight division since 2014. Braekhus is the first woman in boxing history to hold four titles simultaneously and is one of only four boxers, male or female, to achieve that feat.  Cyborg understands the task before her, but relishes it, much in the same fashion as McGregor welcomed his out with Floyd Mayweather. "I think it's a challenge for myself." (Courtesy of Kevin Iole)
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Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
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Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
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Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
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Floyd Mayweather&#39;s record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
Floyd Mayweather's record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0
With his 50th straight victory, Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (L) equalled Floyd Mayweather Jr&#39;s undefeated record (AFP Photo/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA )
With his 50th straight victory, Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (L) equalled Floyd Mayweather Jr's undefeated record
With his 50th straight victory, Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (L) equalled Floyd Mayweather Jr's undefeated record (AFP Photo/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA )
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