Tyson Fury is making waves at the moment. The lineal heavyweight champion is set to fight Deontay Wilder – if the Bronze Bomber gets past Luis Ortiz in a rematch. But Fury is doing his best to promote himself. He’s already appeared at WWE events and is even considering a move into MMA.
Fury is a true fighter and believes that he can hang with the best heavyweights in the world in the ring and the octagon. He’s called out both Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. That’s a brave move because MMA is a whole different ball game to the sweet science.
Now Miocic has responded eagerly to Fury. Of course, he wants to make his payday. Do you actually think a crossover fight will happen between the two men? Meanwhile, Fury wants Conor McGregor to train him in MMA.
Fury believes that training with Conor McGregor will be enough to prepare him for an MMA bout. He spoke highly of ‘The Notorious’ and is adamant that a trip to Dublin is on the cards. These two men have massive personalities and love to party. The bars of Ireland’s capital should watch out.
“I’m looking forward to coming to train with Conor. We’re going to get it all planned in and I should be over in Dublin quite soon,” Fury said.
“I think Conor is an absolutely fantastic fighting man. He has offered to train me if I ever want to go into MMA,” he added. “What better trainer could I have than the Notorious Conor McGregor? I’m looking forward to coming to train with Conor. We’re going to get it all planned in and I should be over in Dublin quite soon.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) November 15, 2019
Fury full intends to cross over to MMA in the near future. The Gypsy King is adamant that he has the fundamentals required to make a real go of the hybrid sport.
“I’ll definitely be coming over for a training session, that is for sure. I’ve been MMA training in the last week with Darren Till in Liverpool,” Fury added. “I really enjoy the new challenge. I don’t know where or when [I’ll move into MMA] because after I finish my boxing career I fancy my hand at MMA as well.
For his part, Miocic is more than happy to take on Fury in either the ring or the cage. The UFC heavyweight champion fancies his chances against any fighter in the world. Although he’s expected to take on Daniel Cormier and complete their trilogy, a massive payday against ‘The Gypsy King’ would be too good to turn down. He tweeted simply:
Furthermore, Miocic will be in no mood to do the UFC any favours. They actively promoted Francis Ngannou over him in the past in the build-up to his defence against the Cameroonian. Meanwhile, they tried to make a clash between DC and Brock Lesnar when Cormier reclaimed the title. He has a chip on his shoulder and we don’t blame him.