WATCH: Boxing Legend Tyson Fury Seen Grappling With Nick Diaz Ahead of a Possible Fight Against Francis Ngannou

Published 05/30/2022, 3:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 06: WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury arrives a news conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will defend his title against Deontay Wilder on October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of the current time. While he announced his retirement, many would have not imagined seeing Fury grapple. That’s exactly what he was seen doing with Nick Diaz. The older Diaz brother and Fury were seen rolling and wrestling.

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ESPN MMA shared a short video of the two on YouTube. Boxing and UFC fans were happy to see both the athletes train together. Fans loved to see Fury try out a new sport without worrying about looking amateur. People were happy to see him out of his comfort zone.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Tyson Fury looks on during the Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Moreover, people wondered if Tyson Fury would ever consider MMA. After Fury previously called out UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, people have been excited to see them in either the boxing ring or the Octagon.

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Further, Nick Diaz too is an interesting athlete to follow. He has fought some of the biggest names in MMA. However, his comeback at UFC 266 against Robbie Lawler did not go as planned. He had returned after six years.

Hence, fans wish to seeing him fight once again. Owing to his long and eventful career as a professional MMA fighter, people want to see him in action. As per several reports, the 38-year-old will be back in the Octagon this year.

Will Tyson Fury face Francis Ngannou?

After defeating Dillian Whyte via a knockout, Tyson Fury brought over Ngannou to the ring in order to promote their possible clash.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon interacts with media after his victory over Stipe Miocic during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Further, as reported by ‘Low Kick MMA‘, Tom Aspinall, Fury’s friend, and former teammate said that the boxer has been grappling in the gym with other British athletes. And he has also been training with Diaz. So it looks like the crossover between Fury and Ngannou clash which could happen next year, would have some unique rules.

Also, it would be interesting to see if grappling is allowed in their crossover. After all, Ngannou surprised everyone with his grappling skills against Cyril Gane.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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