Dana White Reacts To Tyson Fury Attempting To Pursue A UFC Career
Dana White has questioned Tyson Fury's decision to attempt a career in MMA and he believes the boxer wouldn't fare well in the UFC.
Fury, who recently competed at WWE Crown Jewel, claims he's making a move to MMA after holding talks with Conor McGregor.
The lineal heavyweight champion confirmed he has spoken to the Irish star about crossing combat codes and issued a message to the UFC president as well as calling out the promotion's champion Stipe Miocic.
But 'The Baldfather' isn't buying Fury's claim and insists it wouldn't "end well for him" in a damning response.
"Fury's worked hard his whole life to become one of the top four [heavyweights] in the world in boxing," he said at a media scrum in New York. "Why would you wanna even come over and attempt this? I don't think it ends well for him. It doesn't make sense for his career."
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- Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 1, 2019
Fury teased a potential transition to MMA on Thursday: "I spoke to Conor and we're ready to rock and roll," he told iFLTV.
"I also had a message from Frank Mir, former heavyweight champion of UFC, and he said he'd be interested in working with me as well. So, yeah, I reckon we can do something. Big time. Dana, call me!
"McGregor is making his comeback. I'm looking at stepping into the MMA world. It's a talking process at the minute.
"I'm dipping my toes in all waters right now, like WWE. 'I don't know if you've noticed but I've got WWE now, my book, autobiography, ITV documentary, song with Robbie Williams, big Deontay Wilder rematch and then you know... Fingers in all pies.
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- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 27, 2019
"I'm trying to get that big fight going on with whoever. Listen, I'm not afraid of any of them. Who's the heavyweight champion of the world in UFC? Stipe Miocic is it?
"He just beat Daniel Cormier in the rematch, good body shots, bam, bam, got him out of there. I'd fight him in a heartbeat, no problem. Or Francis Ngannou. Any of the heavyweight champions they've got. I ain't afraid of any of them. I'm the Gypsy King. Listen, I'm a boxer, but I am one bad ass mofo."
Fury's expected to rematch Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title in February 2020, but is an MMA career on the cards? Watch this space.