AMIR KHAN may be a former unified light-welterweight boxing world champ but he looked a far cry from a title-holder when he attempted MMA.
The 33-year-old tested his wrestling abilities when MMA’s Muhammad Mokaev rocked up to his gym in Bolton.
Mokaev, who fights out of Manchester, uploaded a video of the pair scrapping on the floor of a ring.
It shows the 20-year-old wrapping his body around Khan’s preventing him from moving.
He then wraps his legs around Khan’s waist while using his arm to get the helpless boxer in a headlock.
After a few seconds of attempting to free himself, Khan decides to call it a day by tapping out.
Although he took it all in good spirits as he had a huge grin on his face while climbing back to his feet.
Mokaev, who has won his only two MMA fights, was eager to show his success off to fans and uploaded the video to social media with the comment: “Brother, please stay boxing.”
Khan just simply responded: “Haha.”
Khan’s next fight has yet to be arranged despite talk of taking on Brit rival Kell Brook.
The two boxers have been trading insults for years, and a straightener in the ring seems further away than ever.
Khan signed a three-fight deal with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn at the start of 2018 – with the third of those set to be the long-awaited clash against Brook.
But he told iFL TV this month: “[He] keeps avoiding the fight in different ways, you know, instead of verbally saying ‘I don’t want to fight you.’
“He’s avoiding it by moving up in weight. By moving up in weight he shows he doesn’t want to fight me.”