Egis Klimas, manager of Ukrainian heavyweight Alexander Usik, does not exclude that his ward will really try his hand at mixed martial arts, having fought under the auspices of the popular American UFC promotion.
“Regarding Sasha Usyk, we are negotiating with the WBO. I think they will act honestly and put us in a fight with Joshua. We hope so. If Joshua will fight Fury, then Joe Joyce. Usyk’s statement about the UFC? UFC. Sasha is Sasha. Perhaps this will come true. Who knows, “Klimas said in a comment to RIA Novosti.
We will remind, earlier Usyk said that the head of the UFC Dana White invited him to perform under the auspices of his organization. At the same time, the Ukrainian boxer assured that he agreed to consider this proposal.
Note that at the moment Usyk is negotiating a fight with Joe Joyce for the interim WBO title, however, they are hampered by the uncertainty around the fight for the title of absolute champion between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.