UFC legend Tito Ortiz favors Floyd Mayweather in possible rematch against Manny Pacquiao and said that the undefeated champ is “too slick” for the Filipino boxer.

The spotlight is on Mayweather once again after he announced his return. More hype was added to the controversial boxing champ as he is also reportedly interested in “UFC crossover fight” in 2020.

As expected, the highly anticipated rematch with Pacquiao has been generating buzz once again. But since Mayweather is teasing about a UFC fight or opponent, MMA personalities have started to comment on the matter.

In a brief talk with Little Giant Boxing, MMA icon Ortiz was asked to share his thoughts about Mayweather’s return. According to Ortiz, he knew Mayweather will make a comeback because he is still young.

“Floyd’s coming back? Of course he is. He’s still damn young. Age is just a number,” Ortiz said.

When asked about who he believes will reign in the much awaited Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was quick to answer that “Money” will win as he is “too slick.”

“I like Mayweather. He’s just too damn slick,” Ortiz emphasized.

Tito Ortiz and Casper Smart Tito Ortiz (left) and Casper Smart along with LAPD officers and community members came together to help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at Avalon Hollywood. Photo: Tiffany Rose / Getty Images

Just recently, another MMA personality weighed in on Mayweather’s return. ESPN’s Chael Sonnen, who is also a UFC legend and a former foe of Ortiz stated that Mayweather coming out of retirement isn’t as easy as it sounds.

According to Sonnen, a rematch with Pacquiao might work for Mayweather but it wouldn’t be as big as the undefeated champ expects.

“He (Mayweather) said I wanna fight Pacquiao again. That fight works (but) it’s not a megafight by any stretch,” Sonnen stated.

More importantly, Sonnen dug deeper on Mayweather’s criteria in picking his opponents. The MMA legend claimed that he has witnessed how difficult Mayweather is as an opponent. Based on his claim, Mayweather has a list of rules that his opponent should agree on before the fight.

“There’s a lot of rules that matter to Floyd. Right, wrong or different, they matter to Floyd,” Sonnen noted.

One major criterion that Sonnen pointed out in fighting Mayweather is the weight class. Apparently, the legendary boxer is very strict with the weight he and his opponent agreed on.

“So when you’re talking about a possible opponent for Floyd, make sure that you understand you just don’t throw out what you think is gonna be a big fight. Make sure you pick a guy that can meet the first of the criteria of team Mayweather, which is 153 lbs (lightweight division of the UFC),” Sonnen claimed.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the end of his press conference at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on Jan. 1, 2019. Photo: Getty Images/Toshifumi Kitamura