Tyson Fury sets to train with Conor McGregor ahead of future switch to UFC
Meanwhile, Tyson is putting his MMA switch on standby until after he ends his boxing career, with a rematch against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on the cards in February.
The lineal heavyweight champion Fury, certainly seems to have been making plans for a new career after boxing recently, having marked his WWE debut by beating Braun Strowman before making an appearance on smackdown in his home city of Manchester.
The Gypsy King then teased a future transition into mixed martial arts by training with with British UFC fighter Darren Till.
Tyson has confirmed that the former two times heavyweight UFC champion McGregor has agreed terms to with him, to train him in the near future.
“I think Conor is an absolutely fantastic fighter,” Fury told RTE Radio 1.
“He has offered to train me if I ever want to go into MMA,” He added.
“What better trainer could I have than the notorious Conor McGregor?”
He also said, “I am looking forward to coming to train with Gregor. We are going to get it all planned in and I should be over in Dublin soonest.
“I will definitely be coming over for a training session, that is for sure.”
“I have been in MMA training last week, will Darren Till in Liverpool. I really enjoy the new challenge.”
Tyson have called out heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic as well as Francis Ngannou.
And on the issue of when he will be making a switch from boxing to MMA, Fury said, “I don’t know where or when because, after I end my career as a boxer, I fancy my hand at MMA as well.”
Tyson Fury is to fight Wilder for the WBC belt coming February 22, but he have to come through his rematch against Ortiz on November 23 first.
When Fury and Wilder met in December last year, they both fought out a split decision.