Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou currently reign over the heavyweight division as champions in their respective sports.
AJ is the WBA, IBF and WBO unified boxing world champion while Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic to become UFC’s new heavyweight champion last Saturday.
In the aftermath of this victory, talk of a crossover bout involving Ngannou has re-emerged.
The MMA fighter’s style consists largely of fan-friendly stand-up action and he has a highlight reel consisting of multiple eye-catching KOs.
Therefore, some see it as plausible that Ngannou could make the transition to boxing, his first love.
When asked about potentially facing AJ or Tyson Fury one day, the new UFC champion said: “This is in the future, it’s somewhere, definitely.
“I’m going to box. I have to box in my career.
“My main dream has always been the noble art and even though I deviated into MMA, which I love, I still have to fulfil something in boxing.”
Last year it was announced that both AJ and Fury would feature in the latest edition of the EA SPORTS UFC video game – UFC 4.
And now a fan has simulated a fight between Joshua and Ngannou in the octagon.
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The fantasy bout starts out with both men having some success in the opening round.
However, things quickly become more one-sided in the second as Ngannou’s home advantage inside the octagon tells.
AJ is knocked out in round two and the UFC champion retains his title.