All it took was Boxing champion Anthony Joshua to proclaim his interest in fighting Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones, and according to reports, the UFC has offered the world famous athlete an unprecedented contract to switch sports.
The U.K. Telegraph reports:
he 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 has become boxing’s biggest star and The Daily Telegraph understands Dana White, the UFC president, will attend his title fight with Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday week and plans to meet with the 28-year-old and his team.
White has previously declared the heavyweight has “changed the face of boxing” and multiple sources have confirmed the UFC hope to lure him away from Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, Joshua’s promoters since 2013.