Over the last few years, taking trips into the boxing ring to get one-time big time paydays has become a popular move for fighters from the UFC.
Conor McGregor made a ton of money fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, and Anderson Silva have all fought Jake Paul.
Francis Ngannou left the UFC with the intention to go and fight one of boxing’s biggest names at heavyweight before returning to MMA.
Now it turns out that there is one UFC legend who has been turning down the opportunity to fight boxing’s biggest name.
During an interview with TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St Pierre revealed that he has been offered fights with Floyd Mayweather Jr multiple times, but has turned down the offers because they won’t agree to let him either kick or take Mayweather down.
GSP vs. Floyd Mayweather?
St-Pierre has received multiple offers to box Floyd Mayweather and he is interested IF there are certain rule modifications.
Full interview: https://t.co/czceCqDFOd pic.twitter.com/cbhCsNvsb5
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) April 7, 2023
There was a long stretch of his career where St Pierre was one of the most dominant wrestlers in mixed martial arts and that distracted a bit from the fact that he was also a very skilled kickboxer.
If he could be the mixed martial artist to finally get a boxer to take him on in a kickboxing match, a fight between him and Mayweather would be very interesting.
There is a strong argument to be made that the fight would pit boxing’s GOAT against MMA’s GOAT.
Floyd Mayweather Jr is 46 now and Georges St Pierre hasn’t fought in 6 years, so it’s not quite as exciting as it would have been in their primes, but it would still be a pretty cool experience for combat sports fans to get to see two of the greats go head to head.