UFC: Fury Accepts Miocic Call Out, While His Dad Calls Out Dana
In the last two weeks, Tyson Fury has made more MMA headlines than Conor McGregor. He’s probably also been called out more times than the Irishman has in the last week. Including by the UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic.
Following Fury’s recent comments that he would fight Miocic and Francis Ngannou in a heartbeat, Miocic responded by saying that he would ‘love to box him’.
Fury has now reacted to Miocic’s comments, telling MTK Global that he accepts the UFC heavyweight champ’s challenge.
“Stipe says he wants to box me, that would be a good fight for sure. After I get Wilder out of the way I’ll fight Stipe in a boxing match if he wants it. It would be a big crossover fight like Mayweather and McGregor.
“I’m open to that fight so he should come and see me. It would be the same outcome for any of them, they’ll all get smashed.”
Since Fury first teased of move to MMA two weeks ago, several UFC heavyweights have challenged the heavyweight lineal boxing champion to a boxing contest.
While Fury has entertained accepting these, ‘The Gypsy King’ has outlined his desire to transition to MMA. And started that journey this past weekend, when he trained with UFC number five ranked middleweight, Darren Till.
“It was exciting training with Darren Till and we get on like a house on fire, he put me through a hard training session and it was really good.”
Whereas Fury’s recent comments on MMA have got lots of fans excited of him making the transition, UFC president Dana White doesn’t sound so keen. Recently asking the question, “Why come over here to get smashed?”
Dana’s comments didn’t sit well with Tyson’s dad John, who while talking to iFL TV (as transcribed by BJPenn.com), hit back at the UFC boss. Warning him to keep his son’s name out of his mouth. Adding that he could ‘probably smash Dana with one punch’.
“How does he know about smashing anybody when Tyson comes from a smashing family, you know what I’m saying? When I can probably smash Dana White with one punch, you know what I’m saying? So how can he write my son off like that? You can’t write a man off with Tyson’s ability or heart or will to win, and he knows that. He’s talking stupid.
“Let him talk to me like that. I’ll fight him. Match me up with him tonight, you know what I’m saying? Because I believe I’m the best 54-year-old man in the world. I’m the fittest, I know that, and I’m the best 54-year-old man on the planet. I’m going to prove it anytime, anywhere, for free or for money. So let him take that in your pipe and smoke it. I mean that, mate. Keep my son’s name out of your mouth. If it’s not good, don’t talk about him.”
Do you think we’ll see Tyson Fury face Stipe Miocic in 2020, in the UFC Octagon or a boxing ring?