In just a few days time lineal heavyweight champion and ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury will make his WWE wrestling debut in Saudi Arabia.
A bold move but following in the footsteps of big boxing stars in the past who’ve done similar like Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather.
Since signing with ESPN Americans really seem to have taken to Fury for both his boxing skill and larger than life personality outside the ring.
It appears that Fury is planning some even bigger moves outside of just this week’s WWE debut however.
He’s even looking at a move to the sport of mixed martial arts at some point and has revealed some huge news about who he’s been speaking to about it.
None other than the most famed MMA and UFC fighter in the world, Dublin’s Conor McGregor.
Speaking live on television to Sky Sports News, Fury said:
“Tyson Fury’s taking over! World domination!”
He went on to say that he’s now even planning a move to the sport of mixed martial arts:
“You might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year too.”
“Yeah I’ve been speaking to Conor (McGregor) about it and he’s willing to train me and it’s going to be good.”
He added he’s not worried about transitioning into a different combat sport, emphasizing:
“Yeah I come from a long line of bare knuckle boxing champions.”
On what McGregor told him he said the Irishman offered to train him:
“He just said anytime you are ready and get the time lets go. Come over to Dublin.”
Here’s the full video (hat tip Sky Sports YouTube):
Interesting times and some big moves being planned by Fury.
As for his boxing career, he’s expected to rematch WBC champion Deontay Wilder in the new year should Wilder come through a rematch with Luis Ortiz next month.
Wilder and Fury fought to a draw last year.