It wasn’t too long ago when Tyson Fury won the heavyweight championship of the world. Most expected Fury to be highly vocal about his win over Klitschklo, who he will rematch for the title in 2016 in an undecided venue. Fury made remarks back in 2013 when “The baddest man on the planet” was Cain Velasquez.
“I would take Cain Velasquez out,” Fury said in 2013. “MMA, to me, is bulls—. It’s for people who can’t box and like wrestling on the floor. It’s rubbish.” Fury said.
“Not really. I think MMA is for people who can’t box, basically,” Fury told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s The MMA Hour. “That’s just my opinion on that. It’s not really entertaining for me. The only time it’s entertaining is when they stand up and punch each other. That’s what I think fans like as well.
The whole concept of mixed martial arts MMA is to combine multiple styles and use them in a fluid and seamless manner during and type of engagement. Fury is master of one Jack on one. Fury has spoken to Scott Coker about possibly taking on two sports. Critics and insiders say it’s due to Fury not interested in MMA as he claims to be a two title winner. Only Holly Holm is the only combat sport athlete to hold that honor.
“I don’t disrespect what anybody does,” Fury said of MMA fighters and kickboxers. “If they’re achieving something positive in their life, that’s very good and they deserve credit for it. Anybody that can do something good in sports or life in general deserves lots of credit. What I’m saying, where I’m coming from is, the best part of MMA to me is when they’re standing up kicking each other and punching each other. Stand-up combat, you see. Fury said.
“I’m not really interested in a 100 percent MMA fight because obviously, they’re not going to stand up and bang with the heavyweight champion of the world, are they? They just want to take me to the floor. That’s not my forte. My forte is full, action-packed fighting whether it’s stand up, kick, punch – I call it ‘everything goes’ – or something like that. But not wrestling up and down the floor or whatever, rolling about. I’m not into that sort of stuff.” Fury said.
“But like I said, anytime, any place, anywhere you want me to fight their heavyweight champion, no problem,” Fury repeated. “Let’s sort it out, sort out a bit of a hybrid fight and move on.” Fury said.
What terms do you think Coker would need to agree to to lure Fury in for a crap? What do you think of Fury’s comments?