UFC Legend Goofs Up Tommy Fury’s Name, and Fans Can’t Get Enough of It

Published 01/11/2022, 9:04 AM EST
Manchester , United Kingdom – 22 December 2018; Tommy Fury celebrates after defeating Jevgenijs Andrejev in their light-heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Over the past few months, Tommy Fury was right at the top of news headlines. The young gun was set to face Jake Paul on December 18 last year. However, as he succumbed to a rib injury and chest infection, he had to withdraw from the fight. Subsequently, he received immense backlash from fans and boxing purists. Even UFC legend Chael Sonnen painted shots at him.

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However, Sonnen, in this entire process, goofed up on Fury’s name and left the fans in splits. On his podcast, he constantly kept calling Tommy Fury as ‘Will’ Fury.

I’m gonna talk about Will Fury vs Jake Paul now because if that fight gets made, I will never speak of it again,” he said.

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Sonnen later added, “But we’ve had 30 to 40 nights and it hasn’t changed once. It’s just about Will Fury.”

“Will didn’t have his b**ls the first time, but he got shamed into it by social media and his own family. He’s going to make sure that he does the walk the second time, as long as there’s enough money that he can fall into”

Sonnen’s title for this video clearly had ‘Tommy Fury‘. However, it remains to be seen whether “Will Fury” was intentional or accidental.

Fans react to Chael Sonnen’s comments on Tommy Fury

Citing Chael Sonnen’s comments in the above video, many fans came up with honest reactions on the same. One fan wrote, “This whole “Will” thing has me dying……” 

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Tommy Fury in action during a media workout at the Henrietta Gym on November 28, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“Chael is a living example that the most disrespectful thing you can say to a person is usually G rated. I’ve inadvertently start calling this man Will Fury,” added another fan.

One more combat sports fan wrote, “if Chael calls him Will im calling him Will”

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“i love how chael spelled out his name but refuses to call him by his actual name its comedy gold,” added a fan.

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Another fan wrote, “Chael calls him will fury yet has tommy fury in the title. The self-awareness is there” 

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Sonnen always comes up with something out of the box in his videos. That said, the above goof-up just entertained the fans.

What did you make of Tommy Fury’s name goof up with Chael Sonnen?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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