Boxing champion Amir Khan recently spoke with Chamatkar Sandhu of FloCombat and during their discussion, he revealed that he wouldn’t mind fighting UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor in an MMA rules bout.
“I would, definitely. Something like that would be massive. Even if I started to train MMA next year, I’d only be 30 years old. I could stop and train for a full year and become a good MMA fighter. It’s in our blood to fight. I’ve been fighting all my life, so for me, I don’t think it’d be a problem for me to learn and switch over to the sport.:”
Not only would he like to fight him, he actually likes his chances, noting that “a good boxer will always win a MMA fight.”
“I think McGregor has some great boxing skills. A good boxer will always win a MMA fight–I’ve always said that. A good puncher will always win. You saw in the [Jose] Aldo fight–he took a step back and countered him as he came in. With boxing, it’s all about distance and timing, and that’s something we have on our side more than MMA fighters.”
Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon to fight Nate Diaz in a 170-pound rematch at UFC 202 on Saturday, August 20th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.