Boxing Superstar Amir Khan Says MMA Growing In U.K., Will Be 'Just Like Boxing Is'

Amir Khan is training for his rematch with Lamont Peterson on May 19, a bid to win back the light welterweight title Khan lost in their spectacular first fight. While taking a break from his training, Khan spoke to the good people at Fight Hub TV and answered a few questions about mixed martial arts' growth in the UK as well as gave his opinion on a potential UFC bout between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz.

The video


Quotes after the jump...

On MMA's growth in the U.K.:

We got Bisping and Dan Hardy and them guys. I've met Bisping a few times and Dan Hardy, another great fighter. You know what? MMA's growing, UFC's growing in the U.K. and I think, give it a couple of more years it'll be a lot more...it'll be just like boxing is. England's such a small place and we have so many good fighters from there. So, it's gonna be..it's getting better and better like boxing. Boxing's growing well over there and I think MMA's gonna grow like boxing.

On GSP vs. Diaz:

Nick Diaz is strong and it's gonna be a tough fight for GSP. I've seen GSP train over here and he looks strong. But to be honest, in my eyes, I just don't think there's anyone out there to beat GSP. I mean, you can put anyone in front of him and he'll destroy them."

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