Amir Khan is being linked with a lucrative bout against a mixed martial arts fighter. 

The Bolton star is in talks to take part in an exhibition contest in Saudi Arabia according to the Daily Mail. 

The ‘fight’ could reportedly earn him £7 million. 

It would be part of an India vs Pakistan event scheduled for July 27 in the Middle East. 

Khan would face an Indian MMA fighter in a move similar to that made by Floyd Mayweather when he defeated Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. 

The boxing great dispatched of the 20-year-old in just 140 seconds in Tokyo back in December, netting himself at least $9 million.  

The Mail reports that Khan would be the headline name for the event and that any contest against an opponent to be confirmed would come under boxing rules. 

As with Mayweather the result would not feature on the Olympic silver medallist’s professional record, Khan having won 33 fights and lost five in a 14-year career. 

The 32-year-old is at a crossroads after his bizarre defeat to WBO World welterweight champion Terence Crawford in April. 

Khan was pulled out in the sixth round by trainer Virgil Hunter after being on the receiving end of a low blow, leading to claims from some quarters that he quit, having already been knocked down meaning he was way down on the judges’ cards. 

It also resulted in plenty of experts calling for Khan to bring his decorated career to an end.

The Bolton star has however insisted he wants to fight on and believes big fights remain on the table for him moving forwards. 

Principle among those is a meeting with domestic rival Kell Brook. 

The Sheffield man is also at the tail end of his career and is only interested in the biggest fight possible. 

The 33-year-old has indicated he could be the next man to challenge pound-for-pound star Crawford should a long-awaited meeting with Khan not come to fruition. 

Brook had at one point been pencilled in for a spot on the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jnr undercard at Madison Square Garden in New York this Saturday night but instead decided to save himself for a bigger, and potentially final, test.