Brendan Schaub is not a fan of WBC middleweight championship challenger Amir Khan’s aspirations to one day compete inside the Octagon.
During a recent episode of Schaub’s The Fighter And The Kid podcast the former UFC heavyweight responded to Khan’s claims that MMA fighters like UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor could not handle his power.
“Especially Khan being a lighter guy, he’s not going to be a knockout guy. I don’t even know where to begin on this…
“He’s that boxer saying ‘I don’t need a ground game; I could walk into the Octagon.’… “
Schaub doesn’t share the belief that Khan could be as successful in the world of MMA as he is in boxing. In fact, he believes a low-level amateur fighter could make quick work of the Olympic boxer:
“I’ll tell you this right now, you could take a low-level amateur at 155 pounds, lower level.
“You could take a guy a guy who didn’t even make it into The Ultimate Fighter house and he would mop the floor with Amir Khan. Mop the floor.”
According to Schaub, the recipe to defeat Khan inside the cage is a simple one:
“All he would have to do is cover up, get inside and get an underhook and he would go for a ride.”
Khan is currently scheduled to make a step up in weight in order to meet Mexican boxing superstar and reigning WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez this Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.