Amir Khan wants Conor McGregor bout as he looks to swap boxing for MMA
Khan had previously spoken to the Guardian about changing codes19:49 Wednesday 20 July 2016, 19:49 20 Jul 2016
Amir Khan says he would relish the opportunity to fight UFC star Conor McGregor and is considering a swap in codes to become an MMA fighter.
Khan, surely inspired by McGregor's rumored bout with Floyd Mayweather, was beaten by Saul 'Canelo' Alverez during his last bout in May, when the Mexican delivered a vicious knockout to finish the fight.
The 29-year-old has not fought since then and is considering a move to mixed martial arts instead.
"It just depends on the weight category," Khan told flocombat. "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.
"Sometimes, you have to put friendship aside and you have to take it in the cage or in the ring. But yeah, if that fight comes up to me, I'm not one to back away from it.
"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."
Earlier this year he told The Guardian: "I’ve always been a UFC fan and I like McGregor and the way he promotes it. If I was to fight the champion around 147 pounds I would fancy my chances. You never know what will happen in the future."
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