Calling out Conor McGregor has become a common practice in the combat sports world these days.

Even though he’s schedule to face Nate Diaz again at UFC 202, there’s still a possible big money matchup against Floyd Mayweather Jr. looming in the distance and plenty of potential opponents left to be slain inside the Octagon. While fighters may make headlines for evoking the UFC featherweight champion’s name, they don’t usually land on McGregor’s radar unless a large payday is involved.

Enter Dustin “The White Tiger” Fleischer, a 6-0 pro boxer out of New Jersey who thinks he has the skills and the resources to entice “Notorious” into the ring – or the cage.

Fleischer made his professional boxing debut at Madison Square Garden last year during Roc Nation Sports’ inaugural Throne event, which aired on Fox Sports 1. The 26-year-old was signed by the Jay-Z backed promotion after scoring a second round TKO over Frank Jordan.

Now with five knockouts under his belt, Fleischer thinks he deserves a crack at McGregor. He also says that his team and Roc Nation have what it takes to get the Irishman to sign on the dotted line.

“There’s no boxer in the world who can match Floyd Mayweather’s star power,” Fleischer says. “But with the people I have behind me, I mean Jay-Z’s behind me man.”

The boxer believes that Roc Nation has more than enough power and money to lure McGregor into a bout, adding that the promotion has told his manager that “they’re supporting it” and will look into the possibilities.

If trying to match Mayweather money isn’t enough, Fleischer says he’s willing to fight the UFC champ in the cage in addition to the ring.

While he was 112-18 as an amateur boxer before going undefeated as a pro, Fleischer earned his “White Tiger” moniker training in karate and has a background in wrestling and jiu-jitsu.

Fleischer’s training partners are pretty good at fighting too.

The boxer has previously been in camp with Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, and frequently spars with fellow Garden State native Frankie Edgar – who happens to want a piece of McGregor as well.

“For his last fight [against Chad Mendes] I was with him a lot,” Fleischer says. “Me and Frankie, we really push each other in sparring. We have a good kind of team clique there. It works out for both of us.”

What angers Fleischer the most about his and Edgar’s mutual enemy is that the UFC champ hasn’t put in his dues in the boxing world, yet is being considered to fight one of the greatest boxers of all-time.

“You don’t have a soccer player go in and automatically become the QB for the New England Patriots and take over Tom Brady’s position,” Fleischer says. “He’s just overlooking every other fighter, like me, who’s been working my ass off for years and years and years to get that opportunity.”

As a true New Jersey resident, Fleischer has some pretty blunt final words for McGregor.

“I’m pissed off, man. I want to whoop this guy’s ass,” he says. “Who does he think he is? He’s just going to jump into my sport and overlook everyone and beat the best to ever do it?

“Get the hell out of here.”

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Matt Juul is loving college life as he pursues a career in journalism and cinema. A writer and pop culture fanatic, his interests and expertise range from arts and entertainment to the rough and tough world of mixed martial arts. Matt’s work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston.com, Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and the New Haven Register.