Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no stranger to the spotlight and welcomes the attention that comes with his lifestyle. But it seems that lifestyle caught up with Mayweather early Sunday morning on the Las Vegas Strip.
According to reports by TMZ.com, the champ was involved in a chaotic, chair-throwing brawl with the rapper known as T.I. at a Fatburger restaurant. It appears T.I. confronted Mayweather regarding the rapper’s wife “Tiny,” who was pictured with Mayweather earlier that night. Mayweather responded with some choice words and an all-out brawl ensued. Thankfully, the fight didn’t result in any major injuries except for a Fatburger employee, who was reported to have minor injuries. As of now, no arrests have been made and no charges filed.
This fight is a perfect example of what can happen when the extra-curricular activities of athletes and celebrities can compromise a person’s career. Now the details of this melee are still unraveling, but it is clear that Mayweather put himself in a position of harm by allowing himself to be in this type of situation. Unlike many other sad instances of athletes damaging their careers with a “night out,” Mayweather appears to have come away from this unharmed, but not in the public-eye.
Mayweather is not even two years removed from serving jail-time for the battering of his children’s mother. And just a few months ago, rumors swirled around the self-titled “villain” for having two men beaten for stealing his jewelry. This type of behavior can only lead to more and more of the same results and troubles. Mayweather cannot continually endanger his legacy with these immature antics.
Regardless of what has or hasn’t happened to Mayweather, it is obvious that he needs to reexamine his out-of-the-ring escapades. They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — not this time, Floyd.