ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Many consider "Money" Mayweather to be one of the most accomplished boxers who ever lived, but he's never been satisfied just being an athlete.

Over the course of his 20 year career as a professional, Mayweather became a champion in four different weight classes, retired undefeated, and in the process, generated an astounding $1.3 billion (billion!) in PPV revenue. You don't get those sorts of numbers without a talent for business, and there's no denying that he's a savvy promoter.

The 39-year-old has more than enough money to live very, very comfortably for the rest of his life, but he's not interested in taking a break. Mayweather is now looking to turn his interest towards the sport of mixed martial arts, potentially promoting his own events.

"[Boxing wants] me back," Mayweather told "It's time for me to move on to MMA. It's time for me to start promoting fights for MMA."

Mayweather noted that he knows what he's looking for, and that he's made "smart investments" throughout his career.

While Mayweather has no past experience promoting or participating in MMA, his fight game business sense is unrivaled. Towards the end of his career, he was earning upwards of $200 million on a single fight.

The future of combat sports is mixed martial arts, and it seems like "Money" doesn't want to be left behind.


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