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Tyson Fury Claims He's 'Taking Over All Combat Sports'

Ryan Sidle

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Tyson Fury Claims He's 'Taking Over All Combat Sports'

Tyson Fury reached the top of the boxing mountain, next he aims to conquer the world of professional wrestling and now he's but MMA on notice as he threatens to take over.

The Gypsy King became the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring world heavyweight champion when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

On October 31st Fury has the chance to master another fight discipline when he makes his competitive professional wrestling debut at WWE's Crown Jewel but it seems that won't satisfy Fury.

Speaking to TMZ he undefeated boxer claimed he was taking over combat sports, saying, "I'm taking over. I'm taking over all combat sports.

"So whatever combat sports you're in, beware because The Gypsy King is coming."

Asked specifically about MMA he continued, "MMA takeover."


The British boxer suffered a nasty looking cut in his recent fight with Otto Wallin, which surprisingly went all 12 rounds, the injury mixed with his participation in WWE put question marks around his rematch with Deontay Wilder.

However Fury seemed to put an end to any questions, telling TMZ, "How do I look? I look like a million dollars. I smell like a million dollars. The cut's healing up. Deontay Wilder, I'm coming for you sucker!"

Fury's nasty cut after beating Wallin. Image: PA Images
Fury's nasty cut after beating Wallin. Image: PA Images

The two undefeated heavyweights are pencilled in to face each other again on February 22nd, with a third fight also reportedly contracted, but first Wilder must get through another rematch.

The Bronze Bomber faces Luis Ortiz on November 23rd and should he get through that and Fury get through his WWE debut then the two men will meet again.

Their previous meeting ended in a draw last December. It was a controversial result with many believing the Englishman had won and fans of the American arguing that he'd twice knocked his opponent to the mat, with Fury making an Undertakeresque comeback in the 12th round.

How Fury got up is anyone's guess. Image: PA Images
How Fury got up is anyone's guess. Image: PA Images

Boxing's lineal heavyweight champion isn't the only combat sport crossover making his debut for WWE in Saudi Arabia as he'll be joined by former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

The Mexican appeared in WWE for the first time on the same night as Fury and attacked former UFC rival Brock Lesnar, and he'll face Lesnar, the man he defeated to become world champion, at Crown Jewel.

Topics: Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury, Luis Ortiz, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz, braun strowman, UFC News, Anthony Joshua, UFC, Wrestling News, WWE, Deontay Wilder, MMA

Ryan Sidle
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