It looks like Floyd Mayweather really does have he's eyes set on the UFC. With all this talk about a potential super fight between the 49-0 boxing legend and MMA superstar Conor McGregor, many have forgotten that Mayweather has already had an interest in another MMA athlete, Jon Jones.
Speaking in late 2015 following a series of controversial incidents, Jones gave an in-depth interview covering many topics, including his potential business ventures with Mayweather's The Money Team.
The pound-for-pound king spoke with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani and cryptically said "You may see me in some Money Team gear. I’m not saying I’m joining The Money Team, but it’s definitely a possibility. I’m not opposed to it."
Now it appears that those plans have been moving forward thanks to a tweet from Jones. On Tuesday night, it appeared that Jones and Mayweather had a FaceTime business call and we can only assume thanks to the hashtags that Jon is indeed going to be joining the richest clique in the world.
Love him or hate him, it's hard to deny the business prowess of Floyd Mayweather. Consistently opening up new business ventures for himself and his team, Mayweather isn't just the king of boxing but also revenue.
Realizing the explosion in popularity of MMA, Mayweather has previously hinted at his intentions to move over to the sport as a promoter.
Incase you thought this was just a random FaceTime call, don't be fooled. Mayweather spoke candidly about his desire to have Jones become part of his TMT gang. Speaking with Steve Farhood of Showtime Sports, Mayweather outlined his intentions to grow as a promoter, with Jones firmly being a part of that plan.
"Jon Jones is with the MMA but we still gotta communicate and put some things together, me and him. We'd love Jon Jones to be a part of TMT. We steady growing. And it's not just about us making money it's about the talent winning. That's what we believe and that's why so many promoters hate us and dislike us, because we believe in the talent winning when it's all said and done."
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Jones would certainly be a lively addition to The Money Team, bringing a personality pretty much unrivaled by any in his sport. However, the current interim UFC light heavyweight champ does have the small matter of a unification fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200.
Will we see Mayweather in Jones' corner on the night?