Unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua holds an undefeated professional record, having earned a bevy of stunning knockout finishes throughout his career. Now two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier has come forward to reveal what it would take for him to step inside the squared circle with the British boxer.
Daniel Cormier is the reigning UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion. Speaking to MMA Junkie, Daniel Cormier has now come forward to reveal that he would only take on the boxing champion inside the ring if Anthony Joshua agreed to meet him inside the octagon as well.
“I mean, why would I want to go and fight these guys in a singular sport. I don’t want to go try to fight some dude in the sport that he’s best at. That’s like me asking Anthony Joshua to come and try to wrestle me or fight me in a mixed martial arts contest. He’d have no chance, just as I would have no chance (boxing) against Anthony Joshua.
“I don’t want to do that for nothing. I’m not going to do that for nothing.”
“I am ultra-competitive. Why would I put myself in a situation where there’s a 99 percent chance that I’m going to lose? I’m not going out there to just lose. I want to win. And at the end of the day, I don’t think money is going to make me feel better about getting my ass kicked. I’m not doing that. I want to win. I like to win, and I just don’t know if that’s really possible.
“Now, I would do it if (Joshua) said, ‘OK, after we fight, I’ll fight you in the UFC.’ That’d be crazy. Then I’d be like, ‘OK, I’ll box you if you promise to fight me in the octagon later.’ I’d want my get-back, dawg. Let me get my get-back.”