After Jon Jones' Next Fight, Floyd Mayweather Wants To Be His New Promoter

Colin Fredericson

Jon Jones' next fight hype caught the attention of Floyd Mayweather. The Money Team wants to move into MMA territory. After Jon Jones' next fight, he might be the new face of The Money Team's MMA initiative. He's favored to be back at the top of the UFC after this summer's UFC 200 rematch against Daniel Cormier. Afterwards, Mayweather and TMT could guide him towards further riches.

Last month Jones fought in his first comeback match after being stripped of the championship title last year. He beat Ovince Saint Preux by unanimous decision. The fight wasn't difficult, but Jon seemed less punishing, as if he was still getting accustomed to the octagon. He managed to walk away with the interim belt for the light heavyweight championship. If Daniel Cormier is healthy, Jones will get the chance in his next fight to win back the official belt.

— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) May 7, 2016

"Jon Jones is with the MMA but we still gotta communicate and put some things together, me and him. We'd love Jon Jones to be a part of TMT. We steady growing. And it's not just about us making money it's about the talent winning. That's what we believe and that's why so many promoters hate us and dislike us, because we believe in the talent winning when it's all said and done."

When asked about the prospects of the fight by ESNEWS, Floyd was positive he could make it happen.

"I'm pretty sure we're gonna have a master plan to make that fight happen. It hasn't happened yet, but we locked down some dates. Me and my team, me and Al Haymon, me and Leonard Ellerbe we locked down some dates in different countries, in different cities in the United States."

— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) May 16, 2016

Jon Jones' next fight is predicted to bring him back to greatness in the UFC, and that is certainly something The Money Team will want to capitalize on. Conor McGregor might fall farther away from the UFC, and that is also something Mayweather can use. If McGregor can transfer his talents successfully in the boxing ring in the fight against Mayweather, then that won't be his last boxing match. If Jon Jones' next fight puts him back on top, then he'll likely join a team that can turn his popularity into bigger paydays.

[Photo by John Locher/AP Photo]