‘Any one of the top UFC heavyweights’: Heavyweight boxing contender Dillian Whyte doubles down on MMA aspirations - TheMacLife

‘Any one of the top UFC heavyweights’: Heavyweight boxing contender Dillian Whyte doubles down on MMA aspirations

Dilian Whyte has been talking up his potential move to mixed martial arts, and Michael Bisping says that there is one opponent he wants to see his compatriot take on in the UFC.

By John Balfe - 4 May 2020

Dillian Whyte, one of the top ranked heavyweight boxers on the planet, has again iterated his desire to compete in mixed martial arts — and has called on Dana White to make it happen.

While transplants from the world of boxing to mixed martial arts have rarely yielded positive results, Whyte appears uniquely equipped to buck that trend. The 27-1 pro has lost just once in the ring, a 2015 loss to current champ Anthony Joshua, but can also boasts an impressive kickboxing record of 20-1.

He has also competed once in a sanctioned MMA bout, taking just 12 second to defeat Mark Stroud by knockout in 2008.

And while the challenge would be a sterner one in the UFC, Whyte has made several comments about wanting to make to the jump in recent months.

“I would fight in the UFC, definitely, no problem,” he told The Sun last month. “Ideally I’d want to fight someone in a UFC fight and a boxing match, one of each, either way round, Dana White can hit me up anytime.

“I would fight Stipe Miocic, you just have to keep him moving.I know he would try to take me down but I might put him to sleep before he gets the chance.”

UFC legend Michael Bisping, though, has another idea: Francis Ngannou.

Discussing the potential crossover for Whyte with Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew, Bisping dispelled the Bellew’s idea of Alistair Overeem being the ideal opponent in favour of the Cameroonian slugger.

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