Well, this is big…
With the world still wondering if the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight will ever actually take place, it seems as if the UFC are already putting together a card for the night in question.
UFC light-heavyweight Jimi Manuwa recently called out David Haye after a resounding victory at UFC London, claiming that he would also be interested in a crossover bout with the British boxer.
“David Haye, let’s do this,” said Manuwa. “We’re two of the hardest hitters in London. I think that the fight makes sense.
Elaborating further on his brainwave, Manuwa stated that he would see the fight taking place on the same night as McGregor vs Mayweather and that it would be perfect for the undercard.
“Conor wants to fight Mayweather, why not have me against David Haye on the same card?”
Although many scoffed at the bout Manuawa was proposing, it seems that both the UFC and David Haye took him very seriously and are looking to add the pair to what is already shaping up to be the biggest pay-per-view sporting event of all time.
Speaking during an online Q&A session on Wednesday night, Haye addressed the proposed fight and stated that he had been contacted by both the UFC and Manuwa regarding the bout.
“The answer is a resounding ‘yes’,” said Haye when asked if was interested in the getting the fight made.
“I was very impressed with his quick knock out the other night at the O2 Arena. If any of the mixed martial artists can convert over to be a successful boxer he has definitely got the body shape and style to do so.
“Yeah we have heard from Manuwa’s management and the UFC so it is something that we are looking at at the moment.
“Obviously it is a little way off being confirmed. But it is a fight that would unify a lot of the fans from both UFC and boxing and make a mega event.”
With many still refusing to believe that the proposed Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout is anything more than noise, this latest turn of events suggests that negotiations are at a very advanced stage with the UFC seemingly piecing together an undercard.