Amir Khan Likes His Chances Against ‘McGregor or Whoever’ in Future MMA Bout

By Tristen Critchfield May 3, 2016
Amir Khan will have his hands full when he takes on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a WBC middleweight title bout in Las Vegas on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t at least considered combat sport endeavors of a different nature.

A little bit further down the road, the British boxer might be interested in trying his hand at mixed martial arts.

“You never know what will happen in the future -- I’d never say no to getting into MMA,” Khan told the Daily Star. “My speed would be perfect, it’s hit and move. And I can kick hard.

“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 a stake in the India-based MMA promotion Super Fight League, which has held 59 events since its inception in March 2012. Khan will face Alvarez at 160 pounds on Saturday, but it appears as though he would like to compete at 145 pounds in MMA, possibly against current UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor.

“I’ve always been a UFC fan, and I like McGregor,” Khan said. “But if I was to fight the champion around 147 pounds I would fancy my chances. McGregor or whoever.”

McGregor was supposed to face Nate Diaz in at 170 pounds at UFC 200 in a rematch of his March 5 loss to the Stockton, Calif., native. However, a dispute between the Irishman and the UFC regarding promotional obligations resulted in his removal from the July 9 card. UFC President Dana White has said he expects McGregor to fight sometime soon after UFC 200.


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