Former boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed that he’s seriously considering having a fight in MMA before the year is over, and he’s looking to the sport’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, to help train him for his debut.
“I’ve got something big coming up after this,” Fury said of his impending debut in WWE. “Even more bigger than this. We might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year, too. It’s different but like I said, Tyson Fury taking over.”
Fury also revealed that he’s already been in talks with McGregor about preparing for his first foray into mixed martial arts.
“I’ve been speaking to Conor about it. He’s willing to train me and it’s going to be good.
“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, going to take him up on the offer. Who knows we might be on a double header. “The Gypsy King” and Conor McGregor.”
MMA is a tough sport, but Fury has made it clear he has no fears about testing himself in the cage, and as always is full of confidence that he can emerge victorious.
“I come from a long line of bare-knuckle boxing champions. Getting hurt, getting bloodied is nothing new to me, it’s all a part of my heritage. I would love to get in there and smash someone up.”