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As anyone who follows boxing will no doubt tell you, former four-time division champion Adrien Broner is no stranger to controversial comments, so it's probably best to take this announcement with a pinch of salt.
We live in hope, though!
With Floyd Mayweather's fight with UFC's Conor McGregor now confirmed for 26 August, Broner - a protégé and longtime friend of 'Pretty Boy' Floyd - announced during a conversation with TMZ Sports that he wouldn't mind taking a pop at an MMA fighter himself.
He said that, provided he comes out of July's fight with undefeated lightweight champion Mickey Garcia unscathed (which he's naturally adamant he will), he would love to step into the ring with Nate Diaz on the McGregor Vs. Mayweather megafight undercard.
"Depending on the punishment I take [in] this fight ... if I come out unmarked like I usually do, I'd be willing to fight on Floyd's undercard against Nate Diaz," said Broner.
"I'm just talking. But if we can make it happen, let's do it though."
Despite Broner's optimism this fight is pretty unlikely to ever come to fruition.
Firstly, it's highly doubtful that he will walk away from July's match against Garcia 'unmarked'. Secondly, even if he did, Nate Diaz hasn't fought since taking a loss to McGregor during their rematch at UFC 202 last August, so there's not much chance of him picking up a boxing match at short notice.
Broner also spoke of McGregor's chances against his friend (and occasionally enemy) Floyd Mayweather.
He told TMZ Sport: "It's a huge fight. I think it's going to be a very entertaining fight.
"McGregor, he's won most of his fights standing up, punching. If you ask me, he's got a punchers chance.
"I'm happy for Floyd Mayweather. They got the job done. I think it's gonna be a more competitive fight than what people think."
Having said that, he's still pretty convinced that Mayweather will hammer the Irish MMA star.
"He's got a puncher's chance. I'm a boxer. Once you step in that ring, everybody is just one punch away from a knockout. So, I always say he's got a puncher's chance. But in all reality, Floyd's gonna kick his ass."
The first whiff of a match between the two superstar fighters came off the back of a playful question posed to McGregor by American talk-show host Conan O'Brian, about whether the Irishman would ever consider switching sports.
McGregor responded with a grin: "If you're asking would I like to fight Floyd Mayweather, I mean, who would not like to dance around the ring for $180 million?
"I would certainly box him if the opportunity arose," he smiled. "Most certainly."
Words: Paddy Maddison
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