Cruiserweight Boxing Champion Wants To Fight Brock Lesnar, Sort Of

0

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

IBO cruiserweight boxing champion Danny Green was recently interviewed by FOX Sports and the subject of UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar came up.

Green said he would like to fight the UFC heavyweight champion, but with stand-up only rules.

Green is known to many fans as the guy who knocked out Roy Jones Jr. in the first round of their fight in December of 2009. The loss for Jones temporarily screwed up plans for a long-awaited showdown between he and fellow boxing legend Bernard Hopkins. For the record, even at that point a Jones-Hopkins fight was insanely past its' due date – by years – and despite the loss, the fight ended up coming together anyways. That's boxing for ya.

Or Strikeforce based on moves being made in their heavyweight division lately.

Green told FOX Sports, “Would I like to fight Brock Lesnar? Absolutely. The IBO champ continued, “It would have to be a stand up fight. I know my limitations and there's no way I could compete with Lesnar on the ground. The bloke outweighs me by plenty and was a champion college wrestler. But to stand inside a steel cage and use fists and elbows, I'd even fight bare knuckle if that's what it take to get him Down Under and inside a steel cage.”

And that's the beginning and end of the legs on that story.

Why pro boxers even bother talking about fighting ground-based MMA stars in stand-up only boxing rules matches is completely beyond me. How would it prove anything if Green beat Lesnar in a boxing match? Is it because Lesnar is a champion of a fighting sport, so he's open to be challenged by boxers to fight their rules only? The best is when a situation like this happens and the MMA fighter ignores the story (as they all should, and as Lesnar will in this case) and the boxer claims the MMA fighter is ducking him, or in some way avoiding his challenge.

For those interested, you can check out the full Danny Green interview at FOXSports.com.

Latest MMA News

Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis on Francis Ngannou: ‘That Guy is Real Ignorant’

Derrick Lewis isn't fond of Francis Ngannou's assessment of his skills. Back in March, Ngannou said he wasn't impressed by Lewis. "The Predator" said fighting...
Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov Says He’s ‘Very Surprised’ Nikita Krylov is no Longer With UFC

Misha Cirkunov is a bit puzzled that Nikita Krylov isn't with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) anymore. Cirkunov's last bout was against Krylov back in...
T.J. Dillashaw UFC

Mighty Mouse vs. T.J. Dillashaw Being Looked At For August: White

With Cody Garbrandt's back troubles causing the previously announced Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw bout to be pulled from UFC 213, the UFC is looking at...
Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker Set For Interim Title Bout at UFC 213

The stage is set for an interim title bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker. UFC 213 was supposed to be headlined by a bantamweight...
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Sights Set on Interim Title Bout in October

Khabib Nurmagomedov is eyeing an interim lightweight title bout this fall. At UFC 209 back in March, "The Eagle" was set to do battle against...
Dana White

Dana White on Cris Cyborg-Angela Magana Incident: ‘It’s Very Serious’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recognizes the severity of Cris Cyborg's incident at a recent Athlete Retreat. Cyborg and Angela Magana had a...
Lorenz Larkin

Lorenz Larkin on UFC Run: ‘That’s a Chapter in my Life That’s Gone’

Lorenz Larkin wants to leave his time with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the past. Larkin will be making his Bellator debut on June...
Rory MacDonald Weigh-In

Rory MacDonald Says UFC ‘Easily Let Things Slip Through Their Fingers’

Rory MacDonald feels the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) doesn't keep tabs on things as much as they should. After losses to Robbie Lawler and Stephen...
Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal: ‘I Only Want The Highest-Ranked Dudes’

Jorge Masvidal is ready to dust himself off and move on to the next one. At UFC 211, Masvidal took on Demian Maia inside the...
Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg Releases Statement on Incident With Angela Magana

Things got physical between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Athlete Retreat. In a video released by Cage Pages, Cyborg...