Tyson Fury Believes He Could Beat Brock Lesnar 'In A Proper Fight'
Tyson Fury has claimed that he would 'flatten' Brock Lesnar 'in a WWE match or proper fight'.
Fury told the True Geordie Podcast that he's watched lots of Lesnar and that he is confident he could best the current WWE Champion.
"I fancy a fight with Brock, for sure.
"I've watched a few of his fights.
"(He's) pretty handy, but I can flatten him. In a WWE match or a proper fight, I can flatten Brock Lesnar in 30 seconds."
It's a very bold claim to make about Lesnar who is one of the world's greatest athletes.
He's currently signed to the WWE and has had stints in the UFC where he was heavyweight champion between 2008 and 2010.
Fury has also made a transition to wrestling over the last few months.
Do your thing, #GypsyKing.@Tyson_Fury #WWECrownJewel pic.twitter.com/7h3McmFlgy
- WWE (@WWE) October 31, 2019
He defeated Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia back in October.
The talk of facing Lesnar first came up a few weeks ago when Fury said 'The Beast Incarnate' would 'wake up in Tokyo' should they ever clash.
"Hopefully you see me in the (WWE) ring again." he told Corey Graves' After The Bell podcast.
"I want to fight Brock Lesnar next. One clip from the Gypsy King and he'll wake up in Tokyo.
"Who knows, it might happen at WrestleMania (36) in Florida."
"One clip from the Gypsy King and Brock Lesnar will wake up in Tokyo!"@Tyson_Fury isn't done with WWE and wants the Beast Incarnate next :eyes:
Imagine the promos between @HeymanHustle and John Fury :joy:#AfterTheBell pic.twitter.com/Ld5vz1Xmy1
- BT Sport WWE (@btsportwwe) November 7, 2019
He's also expressed an interest in pursuing an MMA career in the future.
Footage emerged earlier this month of him training on pads with UFC fighter Darren Till.
When asked what it would take to get into the cage, the 31-year-old said:
"It wouldn't take a lot.
"I've got three fights left on my contract (with ESPN), when they're up I'm coming for every UFC heavyweight there is."
Till has also spoken about Fury's training to BT and he thinks there's a 70% chance he makes it to the octagon.
"He said he came to train hard, so I said OK, let's crack on!"
"That guy has a rock-solid mentality. Unbelievable."
Darren Till on his training session with @Tyson_Fury...
Could we see the Gypsy King in the octagon soon?
Watch the full interview :point_right: https://t.co/WLpfXZaBcI pic.twitter.com/ZpCtPvQLWs
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) November 24, 2019
"I think it's about 70/30. 70 yes, 30 no," Till said.
"You gotta remember boxing to MMA is very different as well. He's making a lot of money, he's a top three heavyweight. I'd love to see it for the entertainment factor."
You have to think Fury would rather take on Lesnar in WWE than in the octagon.
But he has the little matter of longtime boxing rival Deontay Wilder coming up early next year.
The duo are set for their heavily anticipated rematch to take place on February 22.
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