Jimi Manuwa Says Dana White Is Behind Him Boxing David Haye

Jimi Manuwa is the #3 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC and is on the verge of a potential title shot against Daniel Cormier.

The British slugger has also challenged David Haye to a boxing match, something Manuwa claims that UFC President Dana White is behind.

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“I spoke to David Haye today. I spoke to him last week when I was in Vegas with Dana, and Dana liked the numbers - what can be generated through this event. We’re planning on making it happen. David Haye is out and about walking, he’s back walking now after his injury. We’re doing everything we can to make it happen,” Manuwa said on BJ Penn Radio.

If the fight were to come together down the line, it could be a part of the potential Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather Jr. super fight card,.

However, the UFC star feels that a bout between himself and Haye could headline a card of its own.

“Possibly,” he said. “But we’re big enough to do our own card as well in London. It depends when the Conor – Floyd fight happens. If it’s in September I think that would be too early for David Haye. I think he’ll be ready November or December. So a September card would be too early for him. We’ll see what happens. We’ve got options.”

Manuwa hasn’t competed in any way since UFC Fight Night 107, where he knocked out Corey Anderson in the main event.

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