When new first broke that 50 Cent was in discussions with Manny Pacquiao about a joint promotional venture, it quickly became clear that he and Floyd Mayweather would not be working together when it came to the newly formed TMT Promotions. What's been unclear, however, is the current status of the fighters that were said to be signed to TMT Promotions. When WBA featherweight champion Celestino Caballero, originally signed to Mayweather Promotions, first revealed that he was now with TMT Promotions, it looked like there was going to be a merger between the companies. That, however, was before Mayweather and 50 Cent decided to go their separate ways, and now, most of the fighters who did sign with TMT Promotions have been left with their contracts and careers in limbo.
Such is not the case for Caballero, however, who recently had his contract redone, according to his world-class trainer, Jeff Mayweather. "Well, basically, of course with the breakup of TMT, his contract...no one knows who is supposed to be with who or anything like that, but I know for a fact with Celestino, just yesterday he had to redo his contract because he had signed with TMT Promotions as well," Jeff would tell FightHype's own Percy Crawford during a recent interview. While Caballero is fortunate to be able to have his contract restructured so he can rejoin the likes of Ishe Smith and J'Leon Love at Mayweather Promotions, the same can not be said for Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell, who were once being touted as the newest members of Mayweather's team before they officially signed with 50 Cent.
"I don't know what's going on with Gamboa and Dirrell because those guys actually took money from 50 Cent. 50 Cent actually paid them, so I think that they are probably his fighters. It's one of those situations that is unfortunate," Jeff would continue, noting that because both fighters had actually already received money, it might not be so easy for them to rejoin Mayweather if the wanted to. IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib was also said to be having his contract moved from TMT Promotions over to Mayweather Promotions, however, sources with ties to 50 Cent have suggested that couldn't be further from the truth, and that Billy Dib "isn't going anywhere". Whether or not that's the case remains to be seen, however, it appears as though 50 Cent plans on moving forward with his ambitions to be a promoter, and if so, it doesn't look like he's quite ready to give up all of the fighters he's signed.