Add Dillian Whyte to the growing list of combat sports personalities who want to do crossover fights.
This after the British boxer called out mixed martial arts stars Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou to a potential fight in a recent video uploaded to his YouTube channel.
As a professional boxer, Whyte has only lost once in his career, when he was knocked out by fellow Briton, Anthony Joshua, in a heavyweight showdown for the WBC International, Commonwealth, and vacant British heavyweight titles back in 2015.
Recovering from that ugly loss, ‘The Body Snatcher’ went on to win 11 straight fights, with his most recent coming at the expense of Mariusz Wach.
The 31-year old is scheduled to face Alexander Povetkin on May 2 at the Manchester Arena, with the WBC interim heavyweight title up for grabs.
Aside from this, he also sets his sights on returning to the Octagon and take on some of the biggest MMA fighters from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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Dillian Whyte on His Potential Stint in the UFC 👊🏻———————————————————————— “I will fight Stipe Miocic. I’ll kick him in the face. I’ll give Stipe one of these elbows. All I’ve gotta do with Stipe is just keep him moving. He’ll just try to take me down, he might go to sleep before I go down though.”- said Dillian Whyte. ———————————————————————— #mma #ufcnews #ufc #dillianwhyte #kickboxing #boxing #wrestling #legkick #jujitsu #karate #TFD
Three Fight Deal
Whyte, who had a one-fight stint at UCMMA in 2008, is confident he will prevail against UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou and the division’s current champion, Stipe Miocic.
“I’ll fight Stipe Miocic. I’ll kick him in the face. I’ll give Stipe one of these [elbows].”
“All I’ve gotta do with Stipe is just keep him moving.”
“He’ll just try take me down, he might go to sleep before I go down though.”
“Yeah, I’ll fight UFC. I’ll do one boxing fight, one UFC.”
“One boxing fight, one MMA fight, tell Dana White to hit me up.”
“I’ll fight Francis Ngannou. I would lick him down. He ain’t go not chin, he’s a coward bro.”
“I would knock out Francis Ngannou, trust me. All he can do is try and take me down, that’s it.”
“One boxing fight, one MMA fight. If you want MMA first, let’s go. Boxing first, let’s go.”
“Even Muay Thai, fight me in kickboxing – three-fight deal, tell Dana White.”
Miocic reclaimed the UFC heavyweight title in 2019 after a fourth-round technical knockout win against Daniel Cormier in their rematch.
The heavyweight rivals are expected to meet again this summer for a trilogy fight in what could be Cormier’s final MMA bout.
Meanwhile, Ngannou was scheduled to fight Jairzino Rozenstruik in a potential title eliminator at UFC on ESPN 8 this Saturday but the event was canceled due to the coronovirus pandemic.
UFC president Dana White recently claimed the heavyweight fight could be added to the UFC 249 fight card next month, which will be headlined by a much-anticipated clash between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Francis Ngannou, Dillian Whyte)