Tyson fury accepts challenge from UFC heavyweight star Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury accepts challenge from UFC heavyweight star Francis Ngannou

Published On Monday, November 11, 2019By Tim Rickson

Tyson Fury could swap boxing for UFC very soon

Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury looked good in his MMA training with UFC superstar Darren Till when footage emerged of the pair training together in a cage.

Just days after, reports are now circulating that 'The Gypsy King' could be set for an MMA debut with French-Cameroonian mixed martial arts fighter Francis Ngannou.

The #2 ranked heavyweight in the UFC said on Twitter: "Spoke with Mike Tyson and he agreed to train me for when I fight Tyson Fury in the ring. Don't be scared Fury. You called me out and now you'll have to live with it."

Fury duly responded with, "I'll deal with you and all the other MMA heavyweights when I'm done with my boxing fights, it won't be long to wait!"

The 31-year-old's comments suggest that his up for the challenge of crossing over to MMA after his boxing career is finished, which he said wouldn't be long to wait for.

The heavyweight giant has already enjoyed a stint in the popular WWE with a fight against Braun Strowman.

Ngannou fought for the UFC heavyweight championship in 2018 but lost vis unanimous decision. He is the founder of the Francis Ngannou Foundation, which runs the first combat sports gym in his native Cameroon, aiming to offer facilities for young people to pursue their dreams in sports.

Unbeaten Brit, Fury, revealed that he has put pen to paper and signed the contract to rematch Deontay Wilder in February next year.

The pair fought to a controversial draw in December 2018.