– Floyd Mayweather is looking to get more involved in the world of MMA, as his promotional company is planning on representing fighters. The boxing world champion recently told Fight Hype about his desire to work with MMA fighters.
“I look forward to putting on my first MMA show also and having me some MMA champions,” he said. “Like I said before, Floyd Mayweather loves to think outside the box. We’re not just one-dimensional. We are very versatile and we have an open mind. When I get into the MMA game, I want them to make more money than they’re making, because from what I hear, they’re not being treated fair.
Mayweather, who once competed at WrestleMania against The Big Show, is known for his multi-million dollar bouts that have headlined countless Las Vegas shows.
– Ronda Rousey’s next walkout t-shirt will have a special feel to it, as a contest is currently ongoing for the design of the shirt. Rousey’s expected to return to the Octagon in January against Cat Zingano for her UFC female bantamweight title.
As part of a design contest, one winner will receive the “Ultimate UFC Pack” that includes Monster UFC headphones, an autograph from Rousey and copies of the t-shirt with the winning design on it.
“I’m excited to see all of the designs from our fans,” Rousey said. “Walkout T-shirts are an expression of the fighter and this contest gives one lucky designer the opportunity to be represented as part of the fight night.”
Entries may be submitted until October 31. The winning design will be selected based on creativity and the matching of Rousey’s personality on the image.
– Over the weekend, former Strikeforce champion and one-time UFC title contender, Jake Shields picked up a first round submission victory in his debut for the World Series of Fighting. Shields submitted Canadian champion Ryan Ford in the main event of WSOF 14.
Shields was competing for the first time since a March decision loss to Hector Lombard inside the Octagon. He was released following the defeat, but is now expected to challenge for the WSOF title in 2015 against either current champion Rousimar Palhares or challenger Jon Fitch.
The card also featured Smealinho Rama downing Derrick Mehmen to become the WSOF heavyweight champion, along with wins by notable veterans Chris Horodecki, Jared Hamman and Tim Hague.