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Even WWE seems to be backing away from Floyd Mayweather

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You may not have heard, but Floyd Mayweather is fighting what he claims will be his last professional boxing match tonight in Las Vegas against Andre Berto.

This is a noticable difference from this past May when the man billed as the best pound-for-pound boxer of his generation fought Manny Pacquiao. That was a "superfight", a dream match, but even past cards main evented by the man called "Money" have been huge draws and the focus of the kind of media buzz boxing just doesn't get any more.

Always looking to attach themself to something with mainstream attention, WWE has long been part of Team Mayweather. Three years ago, Triple H - along with Justin Bieber - walked to the ring with him for his fight against Miguel Cotto. For the Pacuiao fight, Hunter and Stephanie McMahon tweeted their whole journey to Vegas for fight night, and that was far from the first time:

What's changed between Floyd and the McMahon family business?

It could be that they saw the writing on the wall for the Berto fight, the follow-up to an event that was panned by all but the most devout followers of the sweet science. Fraser Coffee at our fellow SBNation blog Bloody Elbow has a breakdown of the disappointing ticket and pay-per-view (PPV) sales for tonight.

But it might also be that WWE has decided that a man they once brought in for a WrestleMania angle brings more bad buzz than good. Stephanie McMahon has been at the forefront of brand management and a drive toward philanthropy becoming one of the corporations primary marketing tools. As decorated as he is as an athlete and heralded as a showman, Floyd is still a man with multiple charges of domestic violence in his past and several convictions for battery.

Their support of Mayweather famously cost them their relationship with Michelle Beadle after the Pacquiao fight. The ESPN personality was a little more than just another celebrity fan, too. She was their go to at the Disney-owned sports giant; the person they went to for the SportsCenter interview when Brock Lesnar announced he'd re-signed with WWE.

Perhaps, WWE has decided to leave Team TMT (one of Floyd's brands, standing for "The Money Team") before the alienate another famous woman they desperately want to do business with in the future - UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Rousey has antagonized Mayweather over his alleged and proven history of violence against women, challenging him to a fight in different ways at different times, most recently when she defeated him for the Fighter of the Year award at this year's ESPYs.

Maybe The Game will defiantly Tweet out his support for his friend in a few hours, when he runs his professional record to 49 - 0. But even if he does, compare the silence with which WWE has observed what could be a potential celebrity Hall of Famer's last fight to how they flooded the internet with Rousey's name before her main event bout at UFC 190.

It's all about the money.

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