Amir Khan Wants To Take On Conor McGregor In An MMA Fight
Kudos to Amir Khan for wanting the biggest fights available to him. He wanted to fight both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at his own weight and had to step up two weights for a huge fight against Canelo Alvarez instead but a fight against Conor McGregor at McGregor's sport, surely not?
Khan often tried to link himself with fights against both legendary fighters Mayweather and Pacquiao and at times was close to fighting both. Mayweather had a Twitter vote for one of his fights and ignored the calls for Khan whilst the British fighter was also nearly Pacquiao's last fight before his retirement, but isn't in the running for his return fight.
However a move into UFC to fight Conor McGregor seems less a viable option or a fight the former Olympian would even have a punchers chance in and more a way of keeping himself in the limelight following his loss to Canelo and Kell Brook's impending fight with Gennady Golovkin.
Speaking about the possibility of fighting McGregor, something that was rumoured to be happening for Mayweather, Khan said, "I would definitely give it a go. It's something to learn, as well. I'm at that age where I'm still learning, adapting and getting better. So I still have time under me as well. I'm still a young lad and got loads left in me.
"It just depends on the weight category. But look, as a fighter, that's a fight I would take. McGregor is a massive name in MMA, and I'm a big name in boxing, so globally, I think it would be a massive fight."
Unfortunately for the boxer when he says he's a "big name globally," his name is more synonymous with losing having lost three of his last eight fights to Canelo, Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, easily his three biggest fights in that time.
The former world light-welterweight champion spoke about the problems with getting his super fights in boxing on compared to how easy they come about in UFC adding, "With MMA, it seems quite easy to make fights that the fans want to see. I was chasing Mayweather for two years, and the fight never happened. The fans wanted to see it, but he didn't want it. So that's the difference between MMA and boxing."
The 29 year-old called the talk of a fight between McGregor and Mayweather a "publicity stunt" and considering how much talks of that match up have died down in recent times since the 'Notorious' got his rematch with Nate Diaz confirmed he's probably right.
Can anyone really see Khan getting a win against the UFC star inside the octagon?
(Via Flo Combat)