Sport Floyd Mayweather's uncle reveals the tactics he'd use in UFC -- and it means abandoning his trademark move

00:38  15 february  2018
00:38  15 february  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Attitude key in Cartwright move: Sattler

  Attitude key in Cartwright move: Sattler Scott Sattler says NRL talent Bryce Cartwright's attitude must be spot on for him to make the move from Penrith to the Gold Coast a success.The Penrith utility broke his long-term contract to join the Titans on Saturday and link up with former coach Garth Brennan on the Gold Coast, in a four-year deal reported to be worth almost $3 million.

If Floyd Mayweather is to succeed in UFC he will have to abandon the "shoulder roll" technique that he perfected in the boxing ring. That is the opinion of Mayweather ' s uncle , Jeff Mayweather , who discussed how his nephew could transition into a cage fighter.

If Floyd Mayweather is to succeed in UFC he will have to abandon the “shoulder roll” technique that he perfected in the boxing ring. That is the opinion of Mayweather ’ s uncle , Jeff Mayweather , who discussed how his nephew could transition into a cage fighter.

a man standing in front of a crowd© Provided by Business Insider Inc

If Floyd Mayweather is to succeed in UFC he will have to abandon the boxing move that made him famous, according to his uncle Jeff Mayweather.

Mayweather, a champion boxer who is undefeated after 50 professional fights, has held "multi-billion dollar" talks about returning to combat sports, and there is speculation that he will do so in a UFC octagon rather than a boxing ring.

But Jeff Mayweather warned his nephew against using his signature "shoulder roll" move, as he doubts the technique will be as successful in the cage as it has been in the ring.

The shoulder roll allows Mayweather to reduce the impact of an opponent's punches even when he is standing right in front of them. He is able to block shots with the top of his left shoulder, or parry them with the glove on his right hand. His quick reflexes then allow him to respond in fractions of a second.

'I don't think he's that trim': Palmer says he doubts his nephew's been found

  'I don't think he's that trim': Palmer says he doubts his nephew's been found Elusive former Queensland Nickel director Clive Mensink is reportedly found in Bulgaria, but his uncle Clive Palmer says he's not convinced.News Corp published photos and video of the man who bears a resemblance to Mr Mensink leaving a cinema with his girlfriend in the capital Sofia.

If Floyd Mayweather is to succeed in UFC he will have to abandon the "shoulder roll" technique that he perfected in the boxing ring. That is the opinion of Mayweather ' s uncle , Jeff Mayweather , who discussed how his nephew could transition into a cage fighter.

If Floyd Mayweather is to succeed in UFC he will have to abandon the boxing move that made him famous, according to his uncle Jeff Mayweather . He is able to block shots with the top of his left shoulder, or parry them with the glove on his right hand. His quick reflexes then allow him to respond

On his official YouTube channel, Jeff Mayweather said victory in UFC "ain't about no f------ shoulder roll."

If Mayweather is to succeed in UFC, Jeff Mayweather - a coach at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas - says he needs to instead "use his legs" and take advantage of the full space of the octagon.

This means he would stay close enough to the opponent to strike but he'd also have to be smart because if he got "kicked, elbowed, or kneed" then he would lose.

Brabham lands Bathurst 1000 drive

  Brabham lands Bathurst 1000 drive Third-generation driver Matt Brabham has landed the Team 18 seat alongside Lee Holdsworth for the Supercars endurance races this year. Brabham, who made his Supercars debut with a one-off drive for LD Motorsport in Perth last year, is set to line up alongside Holdsworth in the team's ZB Commodore at all three long-distance races, meaning he'll make his Bathurst 1000 debut.That means he could feasibly become the latest Brabham to win The Great Race, with his father Geoff and uncle David having combined to take victory in the 1000 back in 1997.

Floyd Mayweather ' s uncle reveals the tactics he ' d use in UFC — and it means abandoning his trademark move . If Floyd Mayweather is to succeed in UFC he will have to abandon the "shoulder roll" technique that he perfected in the boxing ring.

SEE ALSO: Floyd Mayweather ' s uncle reveals the tactics he ' d use in UFC — and it means abandoning his trademark move . DON'T MISS: The UFC champion who will train Floyd Mayweather for life in the cage says he has a chance against Conor McGregor — here's why.

"As long as he does that, he gives himself a chance. He gives himself a chance because he keeps it within striking distance."

Jeff Mayweather© Provided by Business Insider Inc Jeff Mayweather Jeff Mayweather also said that if Mayweather fought Conor McGregor in a UFC rematch of their boxing rules bout last year, then "Conor has an advantage" as it is his sport.

Just like Mayweather had a clear advantage in his tenth-round victory over McGregor last year, as boxing is his sport.

Regardless, "Floyd has a chance," Jeff Mayweather said. "He has a chance because he is faster, he is way more elusive, and he punches harder [than McGregor]."

Jeff Mayweather conceded that his nephew would be in trouble if he allowed an opponent to kick him or wrestle him. "If Floyd gets taken down, the fight's gonna be over."

So why take the fight? "It's money," he said.

'He's like a prostitute': Frankie Edgar camp comes out swinging after Conor McGregor claims .
Conor McGregor claims he offered to step in and fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, suggestions which are strongly denied by the latter's camp.McGregor, who has not fought in the Octagon since November 2016, wrote on Instagram on Thursday [22 February] he offered to fight Edgar on March's card after featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced to pull out of his title defence after suffering a leg injury.

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/sport/-55351-floyd-mayweathers-uncle-reveals-the-tactics-hed-use-in-ufc-and-it-means-abandoning-his-trademark-move/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!