Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared to reverse his decision about his retirement and said Thursday he will be working with UFC president Dana White on an event next year.
Mayweather, who told Reuters earlier this week he was done with boxing, posted a photo on Instagram of himself with tape around his hands looking as fit as ever.
“@danawhite and I working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020,” he wrote.
White appeared to confirm something was happening with Mayweather after reposting the boxing great’s photo and happily commenting with three first emojis.
Mayweather hasn’t competed professionally since defeating Conor McGregor in 2017 to become 50-0 in the ring. However, he told Reuters on Tuesday he was stepping away from boxing.
“I’ve got calls to get back into the ring, but my health is my wealth,” Mayweather said. “Boxing is a very, very brutal sport. In the last few years a lot of fighters have died inside that squared circle.”
Mayweather has been rumored to be fighting Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez, but a possible debut in the UFC may raise suspicions of a McGregor rematch. McGregor announced he would return to the UFC in January and no opponent had been assigned to him as of yet.