The talk of a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has died down in the past couple of weeks. However, the latest UFC rumors suggest that British boxer Amir Khan is willing to undergo mixed martial arts training for a year to face McGregor inside the Octagon.
In an interview with FloCombat, Khan mentioned that Mayweather will never fight McGregor in an MMA fight. He noted that he is interested in fighting for the UFC and he thinks that he won’t have any problems adjusting from boxing to MMA.
Khan also commented on a possible fight with Conor McGregor. He praised the UFC featherweight champion’s boxing skills.
“I would, definitely (fight in the UFC). Something like that would be massive. Even if I started to train MMA next year, I’d only be 30 years old. I could stop and train for a full year and become a good MMA fighter,” Khan said, via MMA Fighting.
“I think McGregor has some great boxing skills. A good boxer will always win a MMA fight–I’ve always said that. A good puncher will always win,” he added.
The four-time world boxing champion is coming off a sixth-round knockout loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. It was one of the biggest fights in recent years, surpassing the PPV buys of Cotto vs. Alvarez, Pacquiao vs. Bradley III, and Mayweather vs. Berto.
On the other hand, Conor McGregor also lost his last fight against Nate Diaz. He will try to avenge that loss to Diaz at UFC 202 on August 20 in Las Vegas. If a McGregor vs. Khan MMA fight happens, it has the potential to draw a lot of fans and viewers.
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