Amir Khan holding the UFC title (photo via twitter @amirkingkhan )

Boxer Amir Khan has revealed his plans to launch a team-based mixed martial arts league in Britain in the New Year.  The Olympic silver medallist has a stake in Indian MMA promotion Super Fight league which is set to contain eight teams from different parts of Britain competing with one another in a league format.

Khan who has already admitted he would not rule out a move to MMA as earlier this year he acknowledged he had been keeping a watchful eye the growth of the sport, “MMA is big and getting bigger, Fighters like Conor McGregor are making a lot of noise. MMA is hitting some high numbers on pay per view.” Khan told BBC World Service.

Earlier this year the 30-year old also became another fighter to mention Conor McGregor’s name saying he would be willing to ‘put friendships aside’ and fight McGregor under the UFC banner.

The Bolton man is just one of many athletes to call out McGregor who became the UFC’S first dual division champion in November.

Khan has previously said he believes his speed would help him when making the transition into mixed martial arts and admits he could to take opportunity in the future.

“I am always going to be involved in boxing but to have my foot in the door with MMA is brilliant.

“The market is massive for us. We want to reach countries like India with a population of 1.2 billion people.”