"I don't have any hate towards Manny Pacquiao, you know. I respect him, but I'm just saying...The only thing I can continue to do is, if I do fight again, I'll fight whoever they put in front of me," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who recently visited the studios of Hot97 FM to discuss a number of topics, including his time in prison, the newly formed TMT Promotions, as well as his future plans and whether or not they involve Manny Pacquiao. Check out some of the highlights from his appearance.
On TMT Promotions...
"50 is, like I said before, everything that he touch turns to gold. We got The Money Team Promotions and we also got Mayweather Promotions, we got, it's all one family, so we stick together and we're gonna continue to work hard
On Manny Pacquiao...
"I don't have any hate towards Manny Pacquiao, you know. I respect him, but I'm just saying, it's not a crime. I'm also saying I'ma do random blood and urine testing, you know, just so I can be in a clean sport. That's all I'm asking."
"Actually, we don't do the same type of numbers, so how can we split? We don't draw the same type of money."
"It's kind of hard. I mean, Arum wants money, but the thing is, it's about putting the fighters in a good position. It's about Pacquiao and Mayweather. It's about putting both fighters in a good position, and of course I'm going to put myself in a good position."
"I can't really say why he won't do the random blood and urine tests...at this particular time, I don't know if he wants to do it or not, but
"The only thing I can continue to do is, if I do fight again, I'll fight whoever they put in front of me."
On his persona...
"It's about having personality, you know. You gotta be outspoken and have personality. It's not really the bad guy. I enjoy entertaining. That's what it's about, giving the fans excitement and entertainment. Some pay to see me win, some pay to see me lose, but they all pay."
On his time in prison...
"Your locked up 23 hours a day on weekdays; on weekends, you don't come out at all until Monday."
"I had lost weight at first. I had lost a lot of weight and I was dehydrated, and I was surviving off commissary basically. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, candy bars, potatoe chips; I was surviving off commissary. I didn't eat the food at all...I don't like it and I didn't trust it."
"I was doing a lot of reading from the fans, and just reading different books, different magazines."
"No music; no nothing...I started doing 436 pushups a day. Then I went from 436 to 872. Then I went to 1308, so I was doing like 1300 pushups a day. The most I ever done [in a row] was, when I got out, I done 141, but just regular, 100."