Welterweight star has battled Floyd Mayweather and Shawn Porter but he wants a shot at biggest MMA stars
FORMER world boxing champion Andre Berto wants a fight in the UFC and has told Dana White to call him over a switch from the ring to the octagon.
The Haiti welterweight was Floyd Mayweather’s 49th fight before retiring in 2015, before his record-breaking win over Conor McGregor at the weekend.
Since that points loss the Beast has enjoyed a rematch win over Victor Ortiz in April 2016 but was stopped by the Mayweather-promoted Shawn Porter in April this year.
McGregor had zero professional boxing experience before his one-sided Las Vegas surrender to the Money Man on Saturday.
But Berto is part of a mixed martial arts family with his father fighting on one of the UFC’s earliest cards and his siblings competing in MMA today.
The 33-year-old was asked if he would invite a UFC fighter over to box him and he replied with the shock news he would prefer an unprecedented title run in the MMA game.
He said: “Dana White, you know me, you know my family has been in the MMA for a while. I am coming to the UFC, so call me.
“Tell Dana to call me. I’ll go to the UFC.
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“I want be the first fighter ever to be a world champion in boxing and then go get a UFC world title. It’s never been done.”
Berto’s dad Dieusuel is a former professional boxer and mixed martial artist who competed at UFC 10.
Brother James Edson Berto, also known as Edson Berto, has had 30 MMA fights in companies like EliteXC and Bellator.
Berto’s sister Revelina is a professional mixed martial artist and brother Cleveland is an ex-high school state wrestling champion.
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The former heavyweight champion lost to Randy Couture at UFC 118 in 2010 in a quick submission.
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