Boxing champion Eddie Hearn stopped a fierce fight between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua.
The Matchroom boss even suggested a big two-match UFC deal and a boxing deal between Ngannou and Dillian Whyte.
Ngannou, who became the UFC heavyweight champion last month, suggested switching to boxing to face Joshua or Tyson Fury.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou asked about a fight with Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua: "This is in the future. I'm going to box. My main dream has always been the noble art. I deviated into MMA, which I love, but I still have to fulfil something in boxing." [@ESPNMMA] pic.twitter.com/WF3ruW1V67
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 31, 2021
Hearn heard his comments and appeared to be on a talking board about Ngannou versus Joshua or Whyte.
“AJ wants to be the best, but he also wants to do different things once he has achieved his goals,” he said, before launching another crossing game at Katie Taylor against ‘Cyborg’ or Amanda Nunes.
He added: “So fighting with Francis Ngannou is not impossible. Just like Katie Taylor against Cyborg or Nunes, possibly.”
However, Hearn seems to be fishing for Ngannou vs Whyte in a two-game series that would see fights in the infamous Octagon and another in a boxing ring.
The 41-year-old continued: “I love Francis Ngannou. We almost had a wrapper with him and Dillian Whyte, but the UFC closed him after recording.
“We do have the pictures, though. I would like to see a double encounter with Ngannou and Dillian Whyte.
“One in the cage and one out. Ditto for Taylor and Nunes.”