Rumors have started to spread that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed to a modified MMA fight in the UFC. The rules that have been agreed to include fighting with 4 ounce gloves, no shoes and five rounds of five minute rounds at 155lbs.
Also rumored to be agreed to is no kicking, no elbows, no knees and no takedowns. Sounds a lot like a shoeless boxing match with 4 ounce gloves.
No kicks, no take downs, no elbows, no knees. Certain things will be allowed like the clinch. pic.twitter.com/Gmv5koAG00
— Omar Al Raisi (@Dantani) April 8, 2018
So I’m hearing that @FloydMayweather and @TheNotoriousMMA will fight again in the octagon with modified rules! No kicks, no knees, no elbows, no takedowns? But isn’t this just Boxing in the octagon? 😳
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) April 10, 2018
4 oz gloves, no shoes, 5×5 minute rounds at 155
No kicks, no take downs, no elbows, no knees. Certain things will be allowed like the clinch
Co promoted by Mayweather, UFC and McGregor pic.twitter.com/mzvcARtFuj
— UFC Insiders (@UFCInsiders) April 10, 2018
You know what they say, where there’s smoke there’s fire. There is something in the works and an announcement is probably coming soon.
If I was a betting man, I’d bet that one of them will be going to sleep this time around. Although there won’t be any traditional MMA Rules, the use of 4 ounce gloves is a game changer.