Tyson Fury is one of the most famous boxers on the planet. With his herky-jerky style, ‘The Gypsy King’ is a problem for every heavyweight out there. Nobody can move as he does. Sublime footwork, head movement and outrageous speed made him the champion of the world.
Fury looks set to have a big 2020. If Deontay Wilder beats the dangerous Luis Ortiz, then a rematch with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will be clear to go. However, Fury’s plans go even further beyond that. He’s dabbling in the WWE already and even has his eye on MMA.
Incredibly, he’s for real. You can check out a clip below of him training with the UFC’s Darren Till. We’re still not sure if it’s a good idea for Fury to call out Francis Ngannou, but it would definitely be an incredibly exciting fight. This is one scary guy and with the self-belief that he has, who knows what is possible?
FURY & TILL 🔥
— MTK Global 🌍 (@MTKGlobal) November 9, 2019
It’s definitely strange seeing Fury wearing the 40z UFC gloves. But he puts on a show with Darren Till. The Liverpudlian MMA fighter holds a Thai pad and gets Fury to punch, elbow and knee. ‘The Gypsy King’ stands a massive 6ft 9in, and it’s wild to see knees from a man that tall.
Meanwhile, Till gets him to sprawl at different points to emulate an MMA fight. If Fury did fight in a cage, he’d have to know that everybody would be trying to get him to the ground as quick as possible. Either that or kick the legs off of him. How do you think Fury would perform as an MMA fighter?
Don’t Do It
One man who doesn’t think it’s a good idea is Dana White. The UFC President warned Fury to stay in his lane because he doesn’t think it makes good business sense for the UK boxer. However, that didn’t stop White sharing the footage on his Instagram. Where there’s money to be made, then White is happy to get involved. However, he had previously said:
“Tyson Fury has worked hard his whole life to become one of the top four fighters in the world in boxing. He’s making good money and everything is going great for him. Why would you even want to come over here and attempt this? I don’t think it ends well for him.”
For his part, Till is definitely on team Tyson. The Scouser is under the same management as Fury so that probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. He fancies Fury’s chances. At the UFC 244 post-fight press conference, he said:
“You know Tyson’s my boy, he’s proper my boy, we’re under the same management. Any guy who gets in there and tries to strike with Tyson … one of my sparring partners, a heavyweight, said to me Tyson is so good, he’s untouchable. But then you have to bring other all these others factors in – takedowns, kicks and stuff. I just believe a little bit of training with me or Conor … you gotta train with me because we’re MTK for life.”
“He’d do well. He’d fight Stipe, Francis. My money’s on Tyson, but he definitely needs to know, and I’ll tell him myself, he has to learn certain things. MMA is different from boxing.”