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Conor McGregor? – ‘A low-level MMA fighter would mop the floor with Amir Khan,’ says analyst

Phil Jay 20/07/2016

Naoki Fukuda

Amir Khan’s interest in a UFC battle with Conor McGregor has been met with some ridicule in MMA circles.

The 29 year-old announced that it would be possible for him to face McGregor following the collapse of the Irishman’s proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather, although Mixed Martial Arts analyst Brendan Schaub staunchly disagrees with Khan.

“You could take a low-level amateur at 155lb, a guy who didn’t even make an Ultimate Fighter house – he would mop the floor with Amir Khan,” Schaub said, according to The Daily Star.

“I’m a huge Amir Khan fan. But I just can’t support him now,” he added.

Mayweather was in talks for a Queensberry rules match with McGregor, whilst Khan stated that he would be willing to switch codes to MMA for the bout.

Khan last fought in the boxing ring when being spectacularly taken out by Canelo Alvarez last May and is currently working out what his next move may be.

UK rival Kell Brook has sealed a multi-million pound deal to fight Gennady Golovkin on September 10 and Khan could now be willing to wait until the outcome of that clash before announcing his return to action.

Win or lose, Brook would still be a lucrative option for Khan, whilst the McGregor fight seems highly unlikely to ever get off the ground.