A method to the MMAyweather madness

If Floyd Mayweather is looking for a reason to stick to the sport he's dominating, he doesn't need to look any further than the case of NBA great Michael Jordan.

Updated: January 7, 2008, 9:57 AM ET
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

He's 30 years old, just hitting his prime and one of the richest athletes in the world. And suddenly, he's pursuing a professional career in a completely different sport from the one that made him famous.

That could certainly describe Floyd Mayweather, the pound-for-pound boxing king who's been talking lately about exporting his blazing fists to the mixed martial arts arena. But it could also describe a certain basketball icon who hit two points over the Mendoza Line for the Double-A Birmingham ...

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