Just as the talks and hype of Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather began to die down another boxer has thrown his hat into the ring.
Former WBA champ Amir Khan spoke recently about the hype surrounding McGregor vs. Mayweather.
"It would've been a great business move, but I don't think it would've been a good fight," Khan said (via FloCombat). "I don't think Mayweather would want to fight under MMA rules. I look at it more as a publicity stunt. People were talking about it. It worked while it lasted, and they brought the hype up."
The 29-year-old then went on to say that he is different than Mayweather in the sense that he would step in the world of MMA to face McGregor and says that all he would need is a year to dedicate to MMA.
"I'm a little different in that sense, where I would get into a cage and I would fight in MMA rules, so that's the difference between me and Mayweather," said Khan. "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."
"I would, definitely," Khan said. "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."
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