Conor McGregor is willing to train heavyweight legend Tyson Fury for MMA
Tyson Fury, the heavyweight legend, has said that The Notorious has invited him over to Dublin to train for MMA whenever he likes.
Tyson Fury is a former-heavyweight champion in boxing, holding an impressive 29-0-1 record. Back in 2015 he was named the unifhed WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal hewavyweight champion by defeating reigning-champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury’s titles were later stripped due to a combination of inactivity, legal issues, alcoholism and ultimately charges of doping.
After his 2015 win, he did not return to the ring till 2018 where he successfully beat Francesco Pianeta. This win was followed by a controversial draw against Deontay Wilder in 2018 and a further two wins in 2019.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder
The former-champion has since branched into other avenues of fighting, the 31-year-old is even entering WWE on October 31 in Saudi Arabia where he will wrestle Braun Strowman at a Crown Jewel event.
WWE isn’t the only thing on his to-do list however, the heavyweight has revealed to Sky Sports recently that he’s planning to enter the world of MMA as soon as ‘THIS YEAR’ and Conor McGregor has agreed to train him up.
“Who knows? I have got something big coming up after this, even bigger than this,” Fury told Sky Sports.
“We might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year. Tyson Fury is taking over. I have been speaking to Conor [McGregor] about it. He’s willing to train me. It’s gonna be good.”
"We may see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year"@Tyson_Fury has announced he wants to make his MMA debut this year, and may even be trained by @TheNotoriousMMA. pic.twitter.com/QJnZf3Eiq0— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 27, 2019
The reveal from Fury comes as McGregor has announced his return to UFC’s Octagon after a year of inactivity. The Irishman is out of blood, hoping to reclaim his glory, ultimately setting his sights on Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“He’s [McGregor] just said any time that you are ready come over to Dublin and let’s go. I can’t wait, I’m going to take him up on the offer. Who knows we might be on a double-header. 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.” concluded Fury.
McGregor solidified this news on his Twitter where he tweeted out Fury’s reveal along with the caption: “Up the Fury’s! Let’s go.”
Conor McGregor has also made the switch between sports before, the two-division champ had his debut in professional boxing back in 2017 against Floyd Mayweather Jr.. McGregor lost the fight, continuing Mayweather’s untouched winning streak. McGregor has not attempted professional boxing since.
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.