UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who has a background in amateur boxing, has called out heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua.
Longtime featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has also asked once again to fight current lineal boxing champ Cecilia Brækhus.
I'm not signed to Maypromo so it's not as easy as talking 2 them, I followed u a month ago 2 DM u to discuss plan but u never followed back. https://t.co/QUj1fCzg2g— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) June 15, 2017
Followed— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 15, 2017
You're a month late dude, the wheels already in motion the card is signed and I never started training. I wish you luck but I'm out. https://t.co/TY19YTtKmN— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) June 15, 2017
Fans are funny, the training time is the least of the issues at this point. The business works in ways too complicated 2 explain in tweets https://t.co/QhyM2sxXim— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) June 15, 2017
Malignaggi made excellent points about Mayweather promotions deciding things, and it is probably why former Wilson Reis has decided to call out one of Floyd’s champions under his stable. While I’m not quite sure while a grappler wants in on the action, the former UFC flyweight title challenger has called out 18-0 champ Gervonta Davis.
Let's see it— Wilson Reis (@wilsonreis7) June 15, 2017
If that wasn’t enough, even NFL star Ocho Cinco took to social media about it as well:
I want to fight on Mayweather-McGregor undercard— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 14, 2017
Unfortunately for those asking to be on the card, Dana White has stated that bouts such as the long proposed Anderson Silva vs Roy Jones Jr bout is unlikely to be part of it. The UFC won’t be handling the matchmaking as well, so as Malignaggi pointed out above, a lot of these boxers being called out don’t have deals with Mayweather promotions or Showtime.