In exclusive comments to ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com), HDNet Fights founder and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban responded to questions in regards to whether recent reports that Floyd Mayweather is investigating the possibility of competing in MMA are merely an attempt to gain headlines.
“He is serious,” Cuban responded in an e-mail. “He isn’t going to rush into it. Bottom line is that Floyd is a great businessperson. He sees the money in MMA and knows there are many opportunities there. We are exploring all of them, including getting in the cage. Again, he won’t rush into it. He knows MMA and boxing are two different sports and he respects MMA athletes. He doesn’t take the best lightly.”
Cuban believes that Mayweather’s work ethic will lend itself well when it comes to learning the multiple fighting disciplines needed to excel in MMA.