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Is Floyd Mayweather Going To Bail Out Suge Knight?

Suge Knight in court (Getty Images)
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The world's eyes are set on the the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas Saturday night, and Suge Knight might have a vested interest in the outcome.Knight's attorney told the L.A. Times on Thursday that the boxer is "good friends" with his client and would cover his $10 million bail if he won. "That's one of his wealthiest friends," said attorney Matthew Fletcher of the amazing boxer who also happens to be human garbage.

"Suge said, 'Man, I was really going to pull for him to win, but now I'm going to have to pray for him to win,'" he added.

Suge Knight, a former rap mogul, is currently in jail awaiting a murder trial for driving into two people in Compton, killing one.

But despite what Knight's attorney said earlier this week, a source close to Mayweather tells TMZ Sports that it's not the case at all. According to TMZ's report, Knight and Mayweather were friends before, but "haven't been in contact in several years." Fletcher tells the website that it's what Knight's family told him.

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Nevertheless, Mayweather would still be able to post Knight's bail regardless of tonight's result. The boxer was named by Forbes as the highest-paid athlete of last year, and win-or-lose is going to bring home at least $100 million from tonight's fight.