Conor McGregor, Dana White

Conor McGregor (left) and UFC president Dana White (right) laughing at a press conference.

UFC President Dana White talks about Tyson Fury, Kamaru Usman, and Conor McGregor’s return

UFC President Dana White says Boxing Champion Tyson Fury’s desire to fight anyone and everyone that comes his way has helped him prove he is the best fighter in the world.

The British boxer is currently getting prepared to defend his WBC heavyweight crown against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, an all-British bout that sold out in hours.

The expectation had been for Fury to fight the winner of the talked about rematch of Anthony Joshua versus Oleksandr Usykclash later this year, though that fight, which was being backed by robinroo online casino, itself remains uncertain due to the Russian invasion of Usyk’s country Ukraine.

Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight belt with an 11th-round knockout win in the third clash of his trilogy against American Deontay Wilder back in October, while Deontay Whyte enters as a mandatory challenger after defeating Alexander Povetkin in their rematch in March.

Dana White says he is not shocked by the appetite for Tyson Fury’s success.

White told Sky Sports, “He’s able to sell out Wembley because he has shown he is the best,”

“This is what happens when the best to fight the best.”

“He’s the best. In the Wilder fights when he took those shots, got back up, won the fight, knocked him out. He’s the best. There’s no denying that he’s the best in the world and he’s finally getting the respect and credit that he’s due. I’m happy for him because he’s a good dude.

“In boxing, the best have to fight the best. When you get all the best guys in the world fighting each other, people want to see it. I truly believe that Tyson Fury is one of those guys who is willing to fight everybody.”

Prior to Fury’s agreement with Whyte, he had been linked to a possible crossover fight with UFC heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou in the future amid the UFC heavyweight champion’s ongoing contract situation.

UFC welterweight champion, Nigerian Kamaru Usman, who is a user at, has meanwhile underlined his future desire to fight undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez in a bout of MMA and boxing’s No 1 pound-for-pound fight kings.

A trend of cross-discipline talks comes five years after Conor McGregor fought boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr in what were the biggest pay-per-view events in the history of boxing.

But White feels Kamaru Usman should think twice before making the move across the discipline.

“He (Usman) is serious about it, he shouldn’t be serious about it,” he said. “I don’t like that fight at all.

“Everything about it is horrible. It’s a stupid fight to make, it makes no sense. I don’t know how many people would be interested in seeing that.

“When Conor and Floyd fought it took on a life of its own. Everywhere I went people asked me if those two are going to fight. It just kept building, building, and building. It ended up being the biggest pay-per-view ever.

“Something could come along but the whole boxing vs MMA thing is silly.”

McGregor is hoping to return to the Octagon later in the year, though his timeline is still unclear and unrushed as he recovers from the broken leg he sustained in last July’s loss to Dustin Poirier.

“Conor is not even ready yet. Conor has still not healed,” White added. “When Conor comes back and he is actually ready to train and ready to fight, let’s see what the landscape is and figure out who’s next.

“When he’s ready to fight, he’ll let us know. He’s coming into town here in the next month so we’re going to get together and talk.

“The list is right here. The best 10 guys in the world and Conor is number nine. There’s the list.”

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