Anthony Joshua stormed into England recently to defeat Vladimir Klitschko by TKO in round 11 to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title, but also win the WBA and IBO Heavyweight Titles.
UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic and former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will clash for the gold at UFC 211. After their heavyweight title rematch is over, the two wouldn’t mind testing themselves against the three title holding heavyweight boxer.
“I’m going to be the champion of the UFC, so I would like to fight to see,” Dos Santos told MMA Junkie. “There’s only one baddest man in the planet, so I would like to fight Anthony Joshua, or maybe even Tyson Fury. I would like to fight for the title. Title against title. That’s it.”
It should be noted that neither Miocic or Dos Santos have any professional boxing experience to speak of, while Joshua has no professional MMA experience.
Miocic would like to get past Dos Santos first, then have some kind of title versus title encounter with the boxing star.
“He’s right,” said Miocic. “I’m the champ, so I’d probably want to fight the champ, whether it’s (Deontay) Wilder, or Joshua, or Fury, or (Wladimir) Klitschko. I just want to fight the best.”
UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, May 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.