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World Champion Boxer Wants To Transition To MMA And Win UFC Title

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World Champion Boxer Wants To Transition To MMA And Win UFC Title

Dillian Whyte is plotting a sensational switch to MMA as he eyes UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

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Former kick-boxer Whyte, 33, regained the WBC interim world heavyweight title after thrashing Alexander Povetkin last month.

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Despite returning to winning ways in boxing, 'The Body Snatcher' fancies the challenge of taking on newly crowned UFC king Ngannou.

He likes the idea of becoming the first boxer to win a title inside the famed Octagon.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: "Imagine me going and winning the UFC heavyweight championship.

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"I'd be the first boxer to ever do that and, with the stage of my career that I am, I can do that."

Whyte added: "As the interim heavyweight champion, going and winning the UFC undisputed heavyweight championship, I am definitely up for that."

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The Matchroom boss said: "I love Francis Ngannou. We almost had a presser with Dillian Whyte and him, but the UFC shut that down after we taped it.

"We do have the footage, though. I would love to see a double matchup with Ngannou and Dillian Whyte.

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"One in the cage and one out of it."

Ngannou, 34, stopped Stipe Miocic to win the UFC heavyweight title with a fight against Derrick Lewis reportedly in the works.

But 'The Predator' is hoping for a clash with ex-UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

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Though could Ngannou vs. Whyte happen before? Watch this space.

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Topics: Boxing News, UFC News, Boxing, Dillian Whyte, Eddie Hearn, Fight News, UFC, Francis Ngannou, Dana White

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