The 41-year-old Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career but has never fought professionally under MMA rules.
It is unclear at this stage whether the reported fight will be contested under boxing, kickboxing or MMA rules, although Mayweather posted a photo to social media of himself wearing a pair of MMA gloves. I'm a little surprised myself.
When Mayweather finally appeared in front of the media in Tokyo, the American, whose boxing record is an unblemished 50-0, was far more subdued than his noisy introduction, substituting his usual bravado with a serious business-like tone. We will just see. I can do it all.
The boxer arrives at Rizin with no grappling background to speak of and Brazilian jiu-jitsu - the martial art that forms the backbone of MMA exchanges - can not be perfected quickly. He has won all four of his MMA fights.
By 1998, Mayweather had already won Ring Magazine's fighter of the year award and picked up an Olympic bronze medal in Atlanta two years earlier.
"I spoke with my team and with RIZIN and we put it together".
"Throughout my career, I never fought at a higher weight class, but I was always a smaller fighter". Lately Mayweather has suggested he would face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov however Dana White, the UFC president said this would not happen under boxing rules.
The finances of his deal with RIZIN have not now been disclosed.
'Everything is about timing, everything takes time and everything is about timing.
"Its also all about entertainment". "He's young, fast, [has] youth, undefeated like myself, and what the people want is excitement and that's why I chose Japan".
'It is good to come over to another part of the world, have fun and enjoy each other'. "I wanted to do something different", said the former five-weight world champion.
"I am pretty sure the crowd is going to be on his side, but I am there for a great cause".
Time will tell what he means by "special bout". I just want to entertain.
That could well be the biggest hurdle facing Mount in his hopes of making the Chelsea first-team when he returns from loan. You'd have to go back to 2008 to find the last time the pair faced off at Stamford Bridge, a Premier League fixture.
Cormier has shaken off two one-sided defeats to archrival Jon Jones to become one of the five finest fighters in UFC history. Volkov had won the first two rounds at a canter and was seconds away from winning the third, too.
Much of that improvement is thanks to Lucas Torreira, the muscular Uruguayan midfielder signed from Sampdoria in the summer. Arsenal still need to eradicate those defensive weaknesses completely before they can start winning games like these.
While Guendouzi's sending off will see him miss Saturday's clash with Liverpool , Emery is not anxious . 'He's playing well. The team work and sharing the emotions are the things you miss but I don't miss the negative things in the game.
According to South Korean publication ETNews , Samsung will rely exclusively on a Qualcomm-based in-display fingerprint scanner. Samsung launched the world's first smartphone with four rear cameras at its '4X Fun' event held in Malaysia last month .
Smackdown theme and a show filled with non-title matches is usually a turnoff for me, those are three quality matches on paper. A night later, on Smackdown, Bryan lost his match to AJ Styles and his place was taken by Samoa Joe in the title match.
Mr Sessions noted during Thursday's news conference that this was technology that Chinese firms did not have until recently. Any U.S. companies found to be doing business with the Chinese chip company will face penalties, reports the Register .
That Ferrari calamity started a streak of six wins in seven races for Hamilton, who hit his usual second-half stride. Red Bull's 1-2 start was their first front-row lockout since the start of the hybrid engine era in 2014.
If we assume the trio had continued to be selected, they have now missed - including Johannesburg - three Tests. Dyer said the initiative to campaign for the stars' return is being driven by the ACA and not the players.
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According to the Seattle company's latest annual filing, shipping costs almost doubled from 2015 to 2017, reaching $21.7 billion. The free shipping will probably help boost sales quite a lot, especially since it's the holiday season.
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Mr McDonnell dismissed the Chancellor's claim austerity is coming to an end as he insisted it is "rolling out still". But Mrs May mocked Labour's approach to the tax cuts for higher earners the Chancellor announced on Monday.
India Thrash Windies by Nine Wickets, Clinch Series 3-1
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