Tyson Fury has given his thoughts on who he believes will win the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier this weekend.
Over the course of the last few years we’ve seen Fury tease the idea of potentially making a move over to mixed martial arts. While many don’t believe it’ll happen, that hasn’t stopped him from training with the likes of Darren Till as “The Gypsy King” continues to strengthen his legacy as one of heavyweight boxing’s very best.
Now, the UFC has released footage of Fury backing “The Notorious” to get his hand raised at UFC 264.
“My prediction for the McGregor-Poirier fight is that I think McGregor will win this time,” Fury said. “I think he’s trained hard, and he’s got it all to prove. It will be a great event and one to watch. Tune in.”
Fury has always praised Conor McGregor for what he’s been able to achieve in MMA, but it definitely appears as if he’s in the minority with regards to this prediction. There’s definitely every chance he could pull a win out of the bag but based on the overall vibe from UFC fans, Poirier seems to be heading into this one as the favourite.
This could serve as Conor’s last chance to really prove his doubters wrong, and if there’s one man who knows a little something about shocking the world, it’s Tyson Fury.
We can’t say for sure what’s going to happen but either way, we’re expecting fireworks in Las Vegas.
Who do you think is the favourite heading into the blockbuster UFC 264 main event this weekend? Do you agree with Tyson Fury’s prediction, and do you think he’ll ever make the transition over to the Octagon? Let us know your thoughts on this down in the comments, BJPENN Nation!