Conor McGregor Gives Advice To Tyson Fury Ahead Of Deontay Wilder Rematch
Conor McGregor thinks Tyson Fury will defeat Deontay Wilder in their upcoming rematch if he sticks to to his game plan.
Fury and Wilder go toe to toe in Las Vegas on February 22 in their highly anticipated rematch following a controversial draw in December 2018.
McGregor has given a prediction for the fight ahead of his own fight in Sin City on Saturday night against Donald Cerrone.
'He's got a good tough fight, Deontay is a powerful guy,' McGregor told BT Sport about 'The Gypsy King'.
'But I think if he keeps his mind strong and keeps his playfulness in there and his sharpness and his elusiveness, I think he can do the job.'
Aside from his return to boxing, Fury has wrestled for the WWE and also expressed his desire to partake in an MMA fight.
Footage emerged of him training with Liverpudlian Darren Till last year and Fury even claimed he'd received an offer to be coached by McGregor.
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However, the 'Notorious' rejected those claims and revealed he's never spoken to the lineal heavyweight champion.
'I know Tyson's been talking about it a lot. Me and him spoke and I said that I would train him,' he said. 'I'd never spoken to Tyson in my life, but it's not a bad little story so I let it roll.
'Tyson's a good man, I like Tyson.
'He's a great boxer, a phenomenal boxer, probably the best natural boxer in the heavyweight division at this time. So who knows.'
McGregor went on to say he wouldn't be against an arrangement in the future but as of right now, there isn't one.
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'Maybe we could set something up, I'm not going to be holding mitts for him or anything, but if he wanted to be trained by me or even educated by me, I'd need to see him in certain positions or situations.
'I need to see him spar a heavyweight. I need to see him deal with the leg kicks. I'd need to see him in the bottom position and then I'd assess that and off he'd go.
'That would be something I could do for Tyson. I found it funny he said we'd hugged and all this, I've never spoken to Tyson in my life.'
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