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Khan recently told The Sun that he would like to face Conor McGregor–not once, but twice.
“If me and Conor were going to do it, we’d do one boxing and one MMA,” said Khan.
“It would be a two-fight deal and would definitely work. It would take me six to eight months to prepare. It would be a lot of hard training and I would focus on MMA. I can kick quite hard!”
Yes, Khan did say he can kick hard. Unfortunately, sweet kicks don’t qualify one as a top-level MMA fighter.
Having said all that, we don’t really see Khan jumping into the Octagon anytime soon.
Khan has the opportunity to fight for another title, so it is likely that he will stay in the boxing arena when he recovers from his hand injury.
“I want the [Danny] Garcia fight,” Khan told The Sun.
“I’m the mandatory challenger for Garcia’s WBC title and I would like to take that fight. I’ll get the tune-up out of the way [in January] and then I want to look for the big names. As I say, I’m Garcia’s mandatory so maybe that could happen in May.”
Khan intends to return to the ring in January and has his sights set on a tune-up fight in front of his hometown fans.
“I want my next fight to be in Britain. I know it’s going to have to be a tune-up having lost the Canelo fight and also having had the hand surgery,” said Khan.
Khan recently underwent surgery to repair his broken right hand–an injury that was been lingering for years according to the Bolton fighter.
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