Recently, Tyson Fury has been making overtures into the MMA world, saying that he’d like to compete in the UFC at some point. Then, over the weekend Fury made headlines when footage was released of the heavyweight boxing champion training MMA techniques with Darren Till. That footage, and the implication that Fury was serious about MMA, prompted a round of callouts from a number of notable UFC heavyweights, including UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic who said he’d not only be willing to fight Fury, he’d also like to box him. Well apparently that sounds okay to “The Gypsy King.”
“Stipe says he wants to box me, that would be a good fight for sure,” Fury said in a statement released by his management team, MTK Global. “After I get [Deontay] Wilder out of the way, I’ll fight Stipe in a boxing match if he wants it. It would be a big crossover fight like Mayweather and McGregor.”
Fury and Wilder fought for the WBC and lineal heavyweight titles last year in a bout that ended in a draw. The two were expected to rematch immediately but instead both have taken other fights and are now anticipated to be facing each other in early 2020. After that though, Fury says he’s open to boxing matches with any of the UFC fighters who have called him out.
“I’m open to that fight so he should come and see me,” Fury said. “It would be the same outcome for any of them, they’ll all get smashed.”
Then of course there is still the matter of MMA. Fury has recently been branching out, having made the jump to professional wrestling earlier this year and the heavyweight champion still has his sights set on MMA eventually. Fury has previously called for a fight from Dana White, and after getting a taste of MMA training with Darren Till, it sounds like he’s still interested in crossing over.
“It was exciting training with Darren Till and we get on like a house on fire,” Fury said. “He put me through a hard training session and it was really good.”
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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Darren Till feeling good.
Grateful to see these middleweights all calling me out!— Darren Till (@darrentill2) November 12, 2019
They know who the is in this division!
Everyone will get theirs!
Sincerely, The Gorilla.
Josh Thomson and Giblert 4, coming to a Bellator near you soon.
Jason Knight, fighting two dudes in a bathroom stall.
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Y'all don't forget to catch one of the real street kings put his toe to the line an go back to war with Artem lobov at bare knuckle championship in Biloxi Mississippi this Saturday night. Last fight was epic an we got robbed but this fight we ain't leaving up to the judges. Kill or be killed mentality. @jtkthekid is in the best shape iv ever seen him an more focused than iv ever seen him before. Plus he got a new weapon on his side an that's God an if God be for us then who be against us? @blakesingley @bareknucklefc
Also, Jason Knight and Damien Brown twitter fighting.
I’m just over here in the MMA world waiting for you to stop playing games. Let me know when you’re ready... @rizin_PR @BellatorMMA @ProFightLeague let’s do this #oneanddone early 2020 https://t.co/bOlsQone1b— Damien Brown ダミアン・ブラウン (@beatdown155) November 12, 2019
I’ve told u multiple times, tell your boss to send the contract!!! I still haven’t received it!! https://t.co/z2FFQTkQWU— Jason TheKid Knight (@Jasonthekid23) November 12, 2019
Come see me in @bareknucklefc I can make it happen!!!— Jason TheKid Knight (@Jasonthekid23) November 13, 2019
Send the contract and make it juicy #BareKnuckleFC— Damien Brown ダミアン・ブラウン (@beatdown155) November 13, 2019
Back at it.
Alright Twitter verse...i accepted a fight. I move to Jackson wink in 12 days. More details when the contract is signed. I’m happy, I’m healthy, and looking to be a new fighter in there. Wish me well, i won’t be quite as active on the socials this go around lol pic.twitter.com/y8rpbTItkv— Juan Adams UFC (@chosenjuan285) November 13, 2019
Wow. That’s pretty close.
Hey @TheRock if you need a teenage version of Mark Kerr for your project I got told I looked like a mini Mark when I was coming up in the game. I think mini is the key word. Just realized how swole you’re gonna get for that role lol! pic.twitter.com/0KHjbPZqOn— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) November 12, 2019
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