Boxing champion who challenged McGregor to MMA is a loud and proud Flat Earther

Boxing icon Carl Froch doubled down on his belief that the world is flat. Last year, Froch revealed that he believed in the Flat Earth Theory. Additionally, he also called NASA ‘fake.’

The former unified super-middleweight world champion recently visited the podcast Macklin’s Take. There he was questioned about if he really believed that the planet was flat. Froch then put forward an unusual theory to former boxer Matthew Macklin and broadcaster Andy Clarke.

He said, “Here’s the problem. I’ve tried to prove – and I challenge anybody listening to this – prove that the Earth is spherical. Prove that it’s round. Prove that it’s actually a globe.”

Macklin then responded by saying: “All I know is that when Michael Conlan was boxing in Brisbane, we left LA and flew west and 12 hours later we were in Brisbane. So I don’t see how the world can possibly be flat.”

Froch then asserted his theory by saying: “I could get a piece of A4 paper, write down the centre of the flat Earth – which is the North Pole – and write down the ice wall – which is right down the south side – all the way around the circumference of the flat Earth, and you would circumnavigate and you’d get from where you just said [LA] to where you just said [Brisbane] in the same flight path. Next question.”

However, this is not the first time Froch has discussed his absurd hypothesis in-depth. The former boxer also talked with Jake Wood and Spencer Oliver on the podcast Pound for Pound podcast in December.

Froch stated: “There’s no proof of the Earth’s curvature and this fake space agency Nasa use CGI images and every one is different. I’m looking at them thinking, ‘Hang on a minute, they’re like cartoons’.”

“When someone like Richard Branson goes up there and starts doing chartered flights… and you can look back on Earth and see the Earth’s curvature, I’ll believe the Earth is a globe.”

Recently, Froch also claimed that he could defeat Conor McGregor in an MMA cage. He said: “I could be getting myself in trouble here or into a position I can’t wiggle out of, but I think I’d take him on in the cage. Is that ridiculous, am I wrong? I’d take him on in a cage, he’s too small.”

McGregor soon reacted to Froch’s remarks regarding his prospective match against McGregor. He made a tweet requesting boxing promoter Eddie Hearn set up a bout between them in an MMA cage.

While it is uncertain if Froch would accept the challenge, this hypothetical match has already garnered a lot of interest among MMA and boxing fans.