FLOYD Mayweather is set to have Nate Diaz walk him out to the ring for his eagerly-anticipated superfight with Conor McGregor, a close pal of the boxer claims.
One of Mayweather’s “The Money Team” members hinted the fighter will walk out with McGregor‘s old foe when the pair meet in Vegas on August 27.
Love & Hip Hop star, Jason Lee — who was in London as part of Mayweather’s entourage for the final world tour press conference with McGregor — told TMZ Sports of the stunt.
Lee claimed Money could be walking out with the man to last beat The Notorious. “I was just in London with Floyd when the whole s*** went down with Conor and I’m going to make the call to Nate Diaz,” Lee said. “I would love to see him walk out with Floyd.”
McGregor lost to Diaz in March, 2016, when the Californian fighter locked the Irishman in a rear-naked choke forcing, him to tap out and suffer his first loss since 2010.
Mayweather has walked out to the ring a number of times with Justin Bieber but Lee said he doesn’t see the Canadian singer being involved in the ring-walk with Floyd again.
In other news, McGregor’s sparring partner has fired a warning shot at undefeated boxer Mayweather.
McGregor has been trading blows with ex-boxer Paulie Malignaggi in preparation for the biggest payday of his career.
Speaking on the Big Brown Breakdown podcast, Malignaggi admits that Mayweather will “feel it” if McGregor lands a punch.
“Do you want to know if he hits hard? Yeah, I mean, he’s not a weak puncher. I’ll say that,” Malignaggi said.
“People are dying for me to say, ‘Oh he hits hard!’ Oh, his big left hand.’ Listen, if Conor hits you, you’re going to feel it. He’s a grown man.
“I’d say he’s an above average puncher. If he lands a shot with 10 ounce gloves, it will probably get your attention.
“Is it ‘Oh my God power’? No, ‘Oh my God power’ is very rare.
“I’ve sparred thousands of rounds in my life, I’ve sparred hundreds of people in my life … the amount people that I sparred that had ‘Oh my God power’ is probably only a handful.
“More than anything he’s accurate and I think that’s what plays into the success he has with his punches. Nothing was like overwhelmingly powerful. I mean, he’s got power. He’s more accurate I’d say than anything.”