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Tim Bradley: Amir Khan is a clown for MMA talk

Amir Khan's talk about trying his hand at MMA and willingness to fight Conor McGregor hasn't impressed everybody.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Amir Khan has made some headlines in recent weeks talking about a potential move into MMA and being willing to fight Conor McGregor -- something I hadn't covered because, you know, I couldn't really take it seriously. But for those who didn't know, Khan is publicly asserting how well he would fare in the MMA world.

"I would, definitely [fight in the UFC]. Something like that would be massive. Even if I started to train MMA next year, I'd only be 30 years old. I could stop and train for a full year and become a good MMA fighter. It's in our blood to fight. I've been fighting all my life, so for me, I don't think it'd be a problem for me to learn and switch over to the sport."

Then, after taking a shot at Floyd Mayweather for supposedly backing out of tough fights (including a rumored one with Conor McGregor), Khan said he would actually be willing to take a McGregor fight...inside the octagon.

"I think McGregor has some great boxing skills. A good boxer will always win a MMA fight--I've always said that. A good puncher will always win. You saw in the Aldo fight--he took a step back and countered him as he came in. With boxing, it's all about distance and timing, and that's something we have on our side more than MMA fighters."

Shortly after making these proclamations, Khan was posting on social media about having begun his MMA training.

With the UFC world title. UFC training has started

A photo posted by Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) on

Then, in a video interview caught by FightHype, Tim Bradley was asked about his thoughts on what Khan's been saying. And per usual, Bradley was a very straight shooter in his assessment of the situation:

"Amir Khan's a clown. He's a clown. Conor McGregor?! What a clown, man. MMA?!"

Yup. Khan in MMA. What could possibly go wrong?

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