Tyson Fury says he’s considering making his MMA debut…
The Gypsy King is one of the most popular boxers on the planet. While he doesn’t hold a belt at the moment, he’s still the lineal heavyweight champion of the world. Nobody has managed to beat him, but he did come through adversity in his last two fights.
Fury survived a savage knockdown against Deontay Wilder to scrape a draw against the American. Then he managed to win a decision against Otto Wallin, despite a brutal cut eye that could have seen the fight stopped. It’s not easy being at the top.
However, Fury isn’t worried about any of that. He’s set to make his WWE debut and could even be stepping into a cage in the near future. That’s right, he said that Conor McGregor is going to train him to fight in MMA. Right.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 27, 2019
Fury is set to take on Brian Stauman in the WWE Crown Jewel match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That’s set to be his first real foray into sports entertainment. You can’t blame the man for wanting to make money and keep his brain cells. But according to ‘The Gypsy King,’ there could be something even bigger on the horizon. He said:
“I’ve got something epic coming up, after this. Even more bigger than this. Yeah, we might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year too. It’s different, but like I say, Tyson Fury taking over. Yeah, I’ve been speaking to Conor [McGregor] about it, and he’s willing to train me. And it’s gonna be good.”
When asked about his capacity for violence, Fury was disturbingly upbeat. He explained that his heritage had him mentally prepared for such an eventuality. He’s previously been a bare-knuckle boxer. In short, he believes that has him ready for anything. Fury said:
“Yeah, but I come from a long line of bare-knuckle boxing champions. Getting hurt, getting bloody – you saw my last fight, blood everywhere – nothing new to me. All a part of my heritage and upbringing. So, I’d love to get in there and smash someone up.”
Well isn’t that reassuring?
Of course, the event that fans want to see most is Fury v Wilder 2. The pair have signed a preliminary contract. However, that match-up is dependent on Wilder beating Luis Ortiz in a very dangerous rematch. Ortiz might be about 70 – does anybody actually know his age? – but he’s definitely no pushover.
If Wilder comes through that, then we should hopefully get the rematch of the decade. Fury seems genuinely excited about the prospect of an MMA fight though. One leg kick should sort that out. He said:
“He just said, any time you’re ready when you get the time, let’s go. Come over to Dublin, and we’ll start training. So, can’t wait! Gonna take him up on the offer. Who knows, who knows? We might be on a double header. The ‘Gypsy King’ and Conor McGregor. It even rhymes, doesn’t it? Double header, Gypsy King and Conor McGregor! Wooo!”