Anthony Joshua can join UFC in £353m deal only if Matchroom get Conor McGregor in return, jokes Eddie Hearn

EDDIE HEARN has joked Anthony Joshua is free to join the UFC in a £353million deal – however only if he can signal Conor McGregor.

Reviews in the Telegraph yesterday claimed UFC president Dana White is planning to carry talks with the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion forward of a attainable deal with the MMA organisation.

 WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been linked with a move to sign for the UFC

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WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been linked with a transfer to signal for the UFC
 Eddie Hearn has joked AJ will only sign for the MMA organisation if he can sign Conor McGregor

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Eddie Hearn has joked AJ will only signal for the MMA organisation if he can signal Conor McGregor
 The Matchroom promoter signed Joshua in July 2013 and has been with him for all of his 20 professional fights

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The Matchroom promoter signed Joshua in July 2013 and has been with him for all of his 20 skilled fights

Joshua is at present simply over every week away from a mouthwatering unification bout towards WBO king Joseph Parker on the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Talking in a convention name together with the 2012 Olympic gold medallist and reporters, Hearn claimed it might only be truthful if Matchroom signal the UFC star in return.

When requested whether or not he noticed the story, the 28-yr-previous stated: "I noticed it. Gareth [Davies] spoke to me about it today.

"And like I stated, if Dana White needs to talk to us, clearly Anthony’s with us, we’re prepared to speak to anyone.

 The 28-year-old is currently preparing to face WBO champ Joseph Parker

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The 28-yr-previous is at present getting ready to face WBO champ Joseph Parker
 UFC President Dana White will reportedly hold talks with Joshua's team after the Parker bout

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UFC President Dana White will reportedly maintain talks with Joshua's group after the Parker bout

"We do nice enterprise with everybody. Bernd Boente, Duco Occasions, you recognize, I work with Prime Rank, Golden Boy, Al Haymon.

"We work with anybody if the enterprise is true. Within the meantime, I’ll signal Conor McGregor and it’ll all be truthful.”

However Joshua revealed he’s proud of how his profession is creating underneath Hearn, who signed him again in July 2013.

The 28-yr-previous stated: "Pay attention, I’m driving with Eddie. I’ve been driving with Eddie, he’s backed me from the get-go.

 McGregor hasn't fought inside the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez in November 2016

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McGregor hasn't fought contained in the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez in November 2016

"After which the second factor, I’m a boxer. I’m not into the UFC, so I don’t know what their plans are.

"However anytime I’ve been requested about UFC, it’s if I might make that crossover, like [Conor] McGregor did with [Floyd] Mayweather, and I stated sure."

A profitable bout with WBC champion Deontay Wilder could possibly be on the playing cards for AJ ought to he prevail towards the New Zealander on March 31.

talkSPORT is the only place you can take heed to radio commentary of the large heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.

Adam Catterall, Dom McGuinness, John Rawling and Glenn McCrory shall be ringside on the Principality Stadium to deliver you reside protection from 8pm. Pay attention on DAB, via Sky Channel  0108 or on talkSPORT.com right here. 

EDDIE HEARN has joked Anthony Joshua is free to join the UFC in a £353million deal – however only if he can signal Conor McGregor.

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