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Floyd Mayweather Wishes Jon Jones 'Good Luck This Weekend,' Dana White Retweets

Sep 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (blue gloves) and Canelo Alvarez battle it during their during their WBC and WBA super welterweight titles fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2013

You can add one more high-profile sports personality to the list of people that will be keeping a close eye on tomorrow's UFC 165 main event...pound for pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather!

Over Twitter, Mayweather had this to say:

@JonnyBones good luck this weekend. I'm supporting you. #TheMoneyTeam

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) September 20, 2013

UFC President, Dana White, was very quick to retweet.

The master of the "sweet science" sent out some love to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones ahead of his main event bout with top contender Alexander Gustafsson. It is a relatively interesting interaction, given both Mayweather's historically rocky past with MMA and his very sudden love for the sport. 

Mayweather in 2011 famously drew a racial line in the sand when it came to MMA during an interview with CBS Sports, saying that MMA was something created by Caucasians due to their lack of recent success in boxing.

He also took a shot at the actual skill caliber of mixed martial artists interview with Showtime earlier this year ahead of his fight with Robert Guerrero. 

What makes this most interesting, though, is Mayweather's recent discussions of getting into the MMA business. Last week, shortly after his victory over over Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, Mayweather stated he wanted to being promoting MMA fighters.

He also spoke highly of Dana White, despite the turbulent past between the two regarding the lack of a fight between Mayweather and fellow boxing great, Manny Pacquiao, and White's taking offense at comments made by Mayweather regarding Jeremy Lin.

Mayweather has been actively networking himself with mixed martial artists of late. In addition to Jones, Mayweather has also recently been linked to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

Seeing who else appears with Mayweather is something worth watching.

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