Amir Khan could sign for the UFC claims former star

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Last week, we reported that former boxing champion Amir Khan was seriously considering a career move to the UFC.

The Bolton-born striker wants to apparently test himself in mixed martial arts and is already talking about a potential fight against Conor McGregor.

After first hearing the news, everyone laughed and immediately dismissed it as nothing. Everyone except Brendan Schaub that is, who thinks this could actually happen.


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Schaub, a former fighter in the UFC, was speaking on his Fighter and the Kid podcast earlier this week when he stated that, while Khan would absolutely get destroyed by any trained MMA fighter, he wouldn't be surprised if the UFC offered him a deal.

"Fight a guy who won't even have a career in the UFC, wouldn't make The Ultimate Fighter -- he'd merc Amir Khan," Schaub started off as saying.

However, Schaub still believes that Khan still has more of a place in the UFC than CM Punk.

"He has more right to fight than any of these (pro) wrestlers," he said. "I wouldn't be surprised if the UFC signs him and they do a freak match. He would sell more tickets than CM Punk. Why not?"

"If you're going to do these freakshows, Amir Khan has more right than anyone else. Because the UFC, it's really not a professional league. It's more of entertainment. You might as well try it out. I wouldn't be surprised."

Khan posted on Instagram recently about starting MMA training and that he believes he will be ready to debut in six months. We'll have to wait to see if that debut ever does happen.

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