Lomachenko Becomes Boxing’s First To Challenge Conor In MMA Bout

Former Olympic Gold Medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is interested in making a switch and competing in MMA.

On Wednesday, the two-time gold medalist in boxing sent out a tweet pondering whether or not he should try to make it to the UFC.

“I used to win many wrestling, judo, and sambo tournaments as a kid. Should I try fighting in the @ufc? What do you think @TheNotoriousMMA?” Lomachenko wrote in his tweet.

Lomachenko won gold medals in both Beijing and London in 2008 and 2012. He won gold as both a featherweight and a lightweight. The same two divisions Conor McGregor has won championships in the UFC.

With the two competing in similar weight classes, it only makes sense that Lomachenko asked McGregor for advice on if he should try MMA or not. He may even be making a challenge to the UFC’s biggest star.

Lomachenko last competed in boxing in April. He successfully defended his WBO junior lightweight title. He currently has a professional record of 8-1 with six of his wins coming by knockout.