Following Tyson Fury’s mesmerizing comeback against Deontay Wilder, a number of fighters have been lining up to take on the British heavyweight champion. Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder looking for a third fight are one of them. However, Tyson Fury has recently expressed a keen interest in competing in MMA. Stipe Miocic looks like a worthy opponent.
Stipe has also engaged in a back and forth with Fury regarding this. The 37-year-old fighter is more than willing to take on a fellow heavyweight champion of the world. Miocic boasts of a record of 19-3-0, coming off of a title win against Daniel Cormier, the American fighter is on a high.
Stipe Miocic opens up about the potential fight while in conversation with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. However, Fury has a couple of conditions if he is to pick up a fight with Miocic. He is willing to fight inside a cage wearing the 4-ounce gloves, but he wants to follow the rules of boxing.
“That makes no sense. Boxing rules in a cage. Yeah whatever, I’m down with everything. Sure yeah, I’m down. 100% I would do it. I’d rather do a boxing match. Straight boxing, boxing gloves, ring, all that stuff, wear the 40lbs gear to walk out in. Whatever.”- Stipe Miocic
A little reluctant at first Miocic is still willing to take on the fighter in a fight with modified rules. He admits while talking to Ariel Helwani when the fight was brought up.
Congrats @Tyson_Fury I’d love to sing Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let’s do this.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) February 23, 2020
Instead of a full-on MMA or boxing fight, Fury suggests a mixture of the two.
“I don’t want to go into an MMA fight, like rolling around on the floor and all that. I would fight one of their champions in small gloves. Maybe in a cage, but with boxing rules … with UFC gloves. With the four-ounce gloves, that would be good for me.”- Tyson Fury
He makes it clear that fighting in MMA style is off the table, however, he is willing to let some things go in order to make it more interesting. The fighters have taken to social media on multiple occasions to call each other out.
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