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Amir Khan pictured with UFC belt: 'UFC training has started'

Boxer Amir Khan recently uploaded a series of pictures related to MMA, hinting that he is perhaps making a switch from boxing to MMA.

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Last week, Bolton's Amir Khan hyped a potential fight with Conor McGregor in the UFC. Khan, who was brutally knocked out by multiple-time boxing world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez earlier this year, has been a longtime fan of MMA and looks set to make a splash in the sport.

The Olympic silver medalist criticised Floyd Mayweather Jr. for challenging McGregor to a boxing match while ignoring the possibility of MMA rules.

"I'm a little different in that sense, where I would get into a cage and I would fight in MMA rules, so that's the difference between me and Mayweather. I would definitely give it a go," Khan told Flo Combat on Tuesday.

Khan looked to capitalise on the hype by posting pictures of himself holding the UFC world title inside the Octagon.

A photo posted by Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) on

A photo posted by Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) on

"With the UFC world title. UFC training has started," Khan said on Instagram.

With Khan already recognised as a championship level boxer, the 29-year-old believes he'll only need 12 months of mixed martial arts training to compete at the highest level in the UFC. The Brit is confident that boxing is the best style for MMA, citing Conor McGregor's technical knockout of Jose Aldo at UFC 194.

McGregor, who is busy preparing for his welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz, will look to avenge his loss to the Californian at UFC 202. The pay-per-view, which features Diaz vs. McGregor II in the main event, takes place August 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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