THE latest mixed martial artist to call out a famous boxer in the hope of landing a life-changing payday is former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, a man currently serving a two-year performance-enhancing drug ban for taking EPO.
Dillashaw, 33, has cleverly pitched it as follows: a two-year ban should, in this hypothetical scenario, not be considered a negative but in fact a positive, for it offers him the chance to spend all this time brushing up on his boxing skills and working with some of the best boxers in the world. Then, when the time is right, he will be ready to box – wait for it – Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, arguably the best boxer of the modern era, in the hope of picking up where Conor McGregor left off in 2017. (Read: picking up any money McGregor left behind.)
“Mayweather wants a UFC star that’s good at striking,” Dillashaw told ESPN. “I’ve got a whole year to reinvent myself to become a boxer. I’ve got the who’s-who in the boxing world.