Nigerian UFC champion, Kamaru Usman has proposed a crossover fight with boxer Canelo Alvarez after their fight cards in their respective sports this weekend.
Usman will make the fifth defense of his welterweight title at UFC 268 in a rematch against rival Colby Covington.
Alvarez will fight undefeated Caleb Plant as the Mexican hopes to become the first-ever undisputed super-middleweight champion in boxing history.
Crossover fights in combat sports have become a familiar sight since UFC star Conor McGregor boxed ring legend, Floyd Mayweather, in 2017. But Usman thinks a boxing match with Alvarez would be the first crossover between two fighters in their primes.
He told DAZN : â€œIt only makes sense because weâ€™re in an era to where people want to be entertained.
"So, in order to entertain people, when have we in history ever seen the two pound-for-pound fighters in the world in combat sports at the top of their prime, when have we ever seen them compete? It never happened.
â€œEither man waits for the other one to get old. Itâ€™s rarely ever really happened. But itâ€™s either that both are out of their prime, both are old â€¦ itâ€™s never been done.
â€œIn order for us to do that, this will be the greatest, the biggest event ever. The two pound-for-pound fighters in combat sports at the top of their prime to get in there and duke it out, I believe will be probably the biggest event ever.â€