UFC President Dana White won’t be jumping in right away to give Tyson Fury a UFC deal, but he is noting Fury’s desire to enter MMA.
Over the past couple of months, Fury has drawn attention for ventures outside the boxing ring. Fury appeared on WWE programming during October, defeating superstar Braun Strorwman in a match at WWE Crown Jewel. In the time since, however, it’s been noted that he has trained with current UFC fighter Darren Till, and Fury has said he wants to compete in MMA, thinking he will do well in the sport.
While Till said he was certain Fury would make the jump, White was initially doubtful that Fury would compete in MMA. But in a recent radio interview, White seems to have softened his stance and didn’t close the door fully on a potential fight in the UFC involving the former heavyweight boxing champion.
White, however, did note Fury, before anything else, must first get through his upcoming WBC heavyweight title rematch with Deontay Wilder on February 22 and any other boxing commitments.
“It’s interesting. He and I talked the other day,” White said. “We talked. So he really is interested in fighting, so I respect that. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens.
“Let’s see what happens with his boxing career. He’s got this rematch coming up with Wilder, which is obviously huge and a fun fight for the heavyweight division. You’ve got [Andy] Ruiz and [Anthony] Joshua fighting this weekend … So we’ll see how that goes, and we’ll see what happens.”
Original Story: MMAJunkie