Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent: Is TMT in Trouble Already?

Michael WaltersCorrespondent IISeptember 12, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05:  (L-R) Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson addresses the media after Floyd Mayweather Jr's unanimous decision victory against Miguel Cotto after their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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It appears as though the honeymoon is over for Floyd “Money” Mayweather and his former best friend, rapper 50 Cent. 

Could this also mark the end of The Money Team era before it even had a chance to begin? 

Rumors having been swirling around the web that 50 Cent and Mayweather’s lady friend Shantel Jackson may have gotten a little too close during Mayweather's brief incarceration in a Las Vegas jail. 

50 Cent recently went on the Ricky Smiley Morning Show and said the following about his relationship with Mayweather:

Me and Floyd is always gonna be cool. He is different. [There's been] a different side of Floyd coming out of the pen. That’s all.


The rapper turned boxing promoter went on to say the following:

[The issues between us] really [come] from…everybody around [Mayweather] is waiting on the next time he feels generous. And I have a lot [of money], so I don’t wait for nobody 


What effect, if any, could this apparent friction between the former friends have on the newly formed TMT Promotions? 


This past Saturday, Ishe Smith and J’Leon Love, two fighters who fight out of the Floyd Mayweather Boxing Club, were prominently featured on Showtime in separate bouts.  

The banners above the ring that were displayed throughout the broadcast read “Mayweather Promotions” and not “TMT.”

Could this be a sign that Mayweather will be moving forward with his promotional company and not be a part of 50 Cent’s TMT Promotions? 

If TMT is out of the picture, will this have a negative effect on a potential Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown?

Bob Arum seemed optimistic recently that a deal could be worked out with TMT for the much-talked-about matchup. 

Only will time will tell if these two superstars can patch up whatever is coming between them, but in the meantime, what does this mean for Andre Dirrell and Yuriokis Gamboa, who are scheduled to fight on the inaugural show of TMT Promotions, November 17

Hopefully this can all be figured out for the sake of the fighters who have signed with the promotional upstart.

Dirrell and Gamboa can’t afford to have their careers stalled any longer.