In this day and age, an MMA fighter wants to be a boxer, and a boxer wants to be an MMA fighter. And there is nothign wrong with that, after all, UFC was created over 20 years ago to see who the best fighter in all combat sports was.
The most recent fighter looking for a UFC crossover is current Heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury, who currently holds the WBO intercontinental title.
Indeed, “The Gypsy King” has mentioned his desire to step inside the Octagon. And now UFC president Dana White has confirmed he has talked with the big man about the potential move.
“It’s interesting. He and I talked the other day. He really is interested in fighting, so I respect that. We’ll see what happens.”
“Let’s see what happens with his boxing career. He’s got this rematch coming up with Wilder, which is obviously huge and a fun fight for the heavyweight division. You’ve got Ruiz and Joshua fighting this weekend. So, we’ll see how that goes and we’ll see what happens.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie).
Tyson was recently training MMA with UFC Middleweight, Darren Till, and he showed off some decent moves.
Furthermore, the boxing champion has expressed his desire to train with Conor McGregor down the road.
Before a potential move to MMA/UFC goes down, Fury will rematch Deontay Wilder on Feb. 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Should he win there, Fury could face the winner of this Saturday’s Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua rematch.
And once he runs out of contenders to box, Fury could be making his way to the Octagon by 2021.
How do you think he will do in MMA?
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