By Owen Fulda, courtesy of The Daily Star
UFC chief Dana White reckons he is destined to work with former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in the future.
AJ is out to regain the four belts he lost when he faces Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Dubai in December.
Having seen the riches on offer in boxing, White is finally ready make his move into the business and take on the likes of Eddie Hearn.
Joshua's promoter runs Matchroom boxing, one of the biggest organisations in the sport.
White was previously linked with signing Joshua to his stable in a sensational £385m deal, but he was snubbed by the Brit.
But 'The Baldfather' admits he likes Hearn and AJ and sees himself working with the duo.
"I said some things about Anthony Joshua that I liked him, he's a good-looking kid, he's got great energy, loved his fight with Klitschko," White explained.
"I wasn't a big fan of the Klitschko brothers those guys would put you to sleep by the second round.
"So, when I saw that fight I thought that was a great fight and I think Eddie Hearn took me the wrong way like I was going to take a run at his guy and all that stuff.
"So I think we kind of got off on the wrong foot. But then I met him, sat down, talked face-to-face and had a great meeting.
"I like Eddie Hearn, I definitely think that me and Eddie Hearn could work together."
Earlier this year, Hearn fired a warning to White that boxing promotion is rather different when compared to UFC.
“I think the difference [is] he’s gonna find it very different in boxing [compared to] UFC," said Hearn.
"It’s not a sport that you can go in and dominate the fighters, control the fighters, get them to sign contracts to fight ultimately whoever they’re told to fight, which is the UFC model.
“One of the reasons I think the UFC does so well is because fighters really are told which fights they’re taking. That’s not the way in boxing. [In] boxing, the fighters tend to have much more control over their career."