What Anthony Joshua has said of his UFC future is legit

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2018 | 0

Anthony Joshua has said he’s open to fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) even as he admitted to needing a lot of training before stepping into the Octagon.

Joshua, the reigning heavyweight boxing champion, was on the sets of American chat show Conan, where he insisted that he wouldn’t take up Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) just for the sake of money.

“It’s not just about the money but if people wanted it, and I felt in my heart it was the right decision, then why not. It’s just another fight, the British superstar said, as quoted by Express.

The 28-year-old though was cautious of the perils that come along with the combat sport.

“But I’d have to train, I wouldn’t just do it for a pay cheque. Combat sport is a serious sport with concussions. Why make the money if you can’t enjoy it?

“But I would consider it if my heart told me it was the right thing to do.

This is not the first time the 2012 Olympic gold medallist has spoken of turning to MMA in the future.

In April this year, Joshua had said: “I would fight in the UFC, yeah, I’m not saying how good I would do or how bad I would do. A challenge is a challenge and a fight is a fight.”

Should Joshua enter the cage, he will follow in the footsteps of Matt Skelton, James Toney, Ricardo Mayorga, Ray Mercer, Art Jimmerson, Eric Eschto among the others to become a professional boxer-turned-MMA artist.

 

 

 

 

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