Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor seems to have open the flood gates for more fight between the boxing world and the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Micheal Bisping also confirmed they will be fighting in a cage.
World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua looks to join the trend as well after he declared his willingness to fight an MMA opponent in the future.
The Nigerian-born Briton fighter said as long as there was “a no submissions rule”, he is ready to take on an MMA fighter.
“I like fighting, I’d do whatever,” said Joshua. “I’d probably get beaten.
“The only thing that they can’t do is submissions but they can kick, elbow, bite – whatever they want.”
He added: “I can’t beat a guy [via submission]. That takes a lot of time to learn the skills and submissions, which I don’t have the time for, but when it comes to pure aggression and fighting rules, I can definitely fight, so I don’t mind that, it wouldn’t be a problem.”