Heavyweight contender DillianWhyte has fired off some verbal bombs in the direction of UFC superstar Francis Ngannou
In a recent interview, Whyte expressed his interest in crossing over the UFC - and said he was confident in his ability to take down some of their bigger heavyweight names, specifically Ngannou.
Whyte was a professional kickboxer and became a two-time British heavyweight champion by winning the BIKMA super heavyweight British title and the European K1 championship. He had a 20-1 record under K-1.
He also had a professional MMA bout, when he made his mixed martial arts debut for Ultimate Challenge MMA on December 6, 2008 - with a demolition of Mark Stroud in only 12 seconds into the first round.
Ngannou has demolished his last four opponents, three of them in less than a minute and one in 71 seconds.
He would be willing to fight Whyte in a boxing match - but he is not convinced that the British boxer would meet him under MMA rules.
"I know Anthony Joshua but Dillian Whyte? I only heard about him when people sent me articles about him. I didn't know him before. Everyone says what they want. I don't think anything about that. If he wants to fight MMA we will find out [if I'm a coward]," Ngannou said to Sky Sports.
"Yes, I would have a boxing match. Whoever is possible and whenever is possible. The top heavyweights. I am always confident in my power. I have no doubts with my power."
Whyte is waiting for a finalized date and location for his showdown with Alexander Povetkin. The fight was scheduled to take place this month, with the event being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He has no problem with a boxing match against Ngannou.
"Ngannou is dumber than he sounds if he thinks he's going to do anything in boxing," Whyte told Sky Sports.
"If he turned up to fight me like the coward that he was against Derrick Lewis I'd hurt him and knock him clean out. That was officially the most boring fight in UFC history. The only thing more boring is his personality.
"If I called him a potato it would be a compliment. He reminds me of that other deluded coward Deontay Wilder. Ngannou has to be the most boring man on the planet. A speck of dust has more personality."