Well, in the spirit of crossover events it appears that Andre Berto is dead serious about wanting to make a transition to mixed martial arts, and tells TMZ that he wants Dana White to call him to make it happen. Berto’s father, a former MMA fighter, competed in UFC 10 back in 1996.
When asked if there was any specific MMA fighter he wants to call out, Berto responded:
“I want all of ‘em! Dana White, you know me, you know my family’s been in MMA for a while, I’m coming to the UFC so Dana White, call me!
“I wanna be the first fighter ever to be a world champion in boxing and go get a UFC world title. It’s never been done.”
Despite Berto’s family having a background in MMA, Berto has spent his whole professional career, and amateur career, honing his skills as a boxer. At age 33, and soon to be 34, it’s a little difficult for me to believe he’d be able to make a successful transition to mixed martial arts, at least not to the level of winning a UFC championship.