One of the best heavyweight boxers on the planet is currently working on a side project in the world of professional wrestling with the WWE, but could also soon be making a move to MMA, even training with Conor McGregor.
Tyson Fury will compete against Braun Strowman as part of the WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ event in Saudi Arabia on October 31 but told Sky Sports on Sunday that he is looking to get into mixed martial arts and take over.
“I’ve got something big coming up,” Tyson Fury announced. “Even more bigger than this. We might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year too. It’s different but like I say, Tyson Fury is taking over.”
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 27, 2019
“I’ve been speaking to Conor [McGregor] about it and he will train me,” Fury said. “It’s going to be good.”
“I come from a long line of bareknuckle boxing champions. Getting hurt, getting blood – you saw my last fight, blood everywhere – nothing new to me,” he explained. “[It’s] all a part of my heritage and upbringing, so I’d love to get in there and smash someone up.”
In 2015, Fury won the unified WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. The victory earned him Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring.
“He said, ‘Anytime you’re ready, when you get the time, let’s go. Come over to Dublin and we’ll start training. I can’t wait, I’m going to take him up on the offer. Who knows, we might be on a double-header: The Gypsy King and Conor McGregor.”