Boxing Champion Talks Transition to MMA, Calls out Conor McGregor

By jason
Boxing Champion Talks Transition to MMA, Calls out Conor McGregor

Everybody wants a piece of Conor McGregor these days.

Add Amir Khan to that list. King Khan will be moving up two weight divisions to challenge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his lineal, Ring, and WBC World Middleweight Titles on May 7. The fight will take place in Las Vegas and will air via Pay Per View. Khan is expected to earn at least $13 million for this fight.

Welterweight Champion Amir “King” Khan.

When asked about a transition to mixed martial arts, Khan didn’t rule out the possibility, and expects that he would do very well in MMA.

“You never know what will happen in the future — I’d never say no to getting into MMA, my speed would be perfect, it’s hit and move. And I can kick hard.” Khan said recently in an interview with The Daily Star.

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Khan admits that he has done MMA training in the past and even a little bit for his upcoming fight this weekend. “I’ve already done MMA training. It’s good for preparing to fight a guy like Canelo who likes to put the pressure on.” Khan already has some footing in the MMA world, owning a portion of Indian MMA promotion Super Fight League.

See what the silver medalist Olympian had to say about McGregor

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