Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is a huge fan of current WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, and the head of the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in the world is keen on offering him a record-setting contract.
But it won’t be to fight inside the Octagon.
According to The Telegraph, UFC is hoping to convince Joshua and his team to leave his longtime promoters — Eddie Hearn and matchmaking boxing — and join forces with them under the Zuffa Boxing umbrella, presumably. And they are reportedly willing to drop a half a billion dollars to prove their interest.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is making an audacious bid to sign a promotional multi-fight deal with Anthony Joshua which could earn the Londoner $500 million (£353 million) and make him the richest British boxer of all time.
Joshua is undefeated at 20-0 and is set to face off against Joseph Parker on March 31, 2018 inside Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, a fight White intends to attend in person with the goal of securing a meet up with Joshua and Co.
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