Floyd Mayweather has revealed he is going forward with plans to fight in the UFC, and is going to take the step of applying for a license. The boxing champion revealed earlier this week that he was planning on submitting his application on getting his pro license, according to TMZ. He has even revealed a timeframe for how long he’ll need before he’s ready to step into the Octagon.

Mayweather said: 

Everything takes time. Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight. Even if it takes 6 to 8 months – whatever it takes.

We want to make sure that everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.

At the end of last year it was revealed that Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather was in talks with the UFC for a huge fight in the Octagon. There has been ratcheting tensions between ‘The Notorious’ McGregor and Mayweather online since Mayweather began calling out McGregor for a UFC battle. Their boxing match last year was the biggest sporting event of 2017, as well as the second highest grossing boxing pay-per-view of all time, so it’s no surprise the gang are getting back together. Two months after their fight, which saw McGregor was KO’d by Money in Las Vegas, the Notorious laid down the gauntlet once more. The UFC Lightweight champion has said he would be up for another bout – but on his turf.