Tyson Fury has promised to ‘deal with’ Francis Ngannou and laid down a challenge to the entire UFC heavyweight roster.
The lineal heavyweight champion has revealed he is training with Conor McGregor ahead of a potential debut in MMA, having enjoyed a successful WWE debut over Braun Strowman.
But it appears as though the ‘Gypsy King’ could well be serious about competing in the octagon, welcoming Ngannou to the world of boxing.
Ngannou has revealed he is training with Mike Tyson ahead of a potential bout with Fury.
Neither man was able to make it out of the first round as ‘The Predator’ displayed his ferocious power and lethal finishing attributes.
However, it seems as though Ngannou now has Fury firmly in his sights and has enlisted the help of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to prepare him for a potential debut in the squared circle.
Taking to Twitter, the Cameroonian wrote: “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. #WakandaForever #UNCROWNEDKING.”
And not one to wilt under the challenge of a fight, Fury duly responded by saying: “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! Then I’ll show u how we roll.”
The Brit exclusively told talkSPORT he had signed to fight Deontay Wilder in February 2020 in a rematch of their classic clash from December 2018, which ended in a controversial draw.
However, after sustaining two serious cuts during his September bout with Otto Wallin, it was feared the 31-year-old would have to take an extended period away from the sport.
Never one to follow conventional rules, Fury duly popped up in the world of professional wrestling and secured a count out victory over Braun Strownman at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
Despite his debut victory, Wilder was less than impressed with the performance of his heavyweight rival.
When asked what he made of the bout, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ initially revealed that he didn’t watch it.
A reporter then informed Wilder of Fury’s one-punch KO victory, to which he jokingly replied: “That ain’t realistic!”