Some UFC heavyweights have called out Tyson Fury after his win over Deontay Wilder, including champion Stipe Miocic and top contender Francis Ngannou.
Tyson Fury stopped Wilder in the 7th round via TKO on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fury dominated the majority of the fight in the pair’s rematch after they fought to a draw in December, 2018. This victory was by far the biggest of Tyson Fury’s career and puts him in a position for another massive fight his next time out. Both men reportedly earned a minimum of $28 million for the rematch.
It’s speculated that Fury’s next fight is likely going to be in the boxing ring against fellow Heavyweight superstar Anthony Joshua. Although, if Fury is interested in fighting a UFC superstar, then Miocic and Ngannou are certainly keen.
“Let’s make it happen #NgannouFury. #WilderFury2”
“Congrats @Tyson_Fury I’d love to sing Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let’s do this.”
Both, Miocic and Ngannou have previously showed interest in fighting Tyson Fury, so these callouts are not surprising to see.
From the series of tweets, it’s not possible to tell if Miocic or Ngannou are calling for a fight in the boxing ring or inside the UFC Octagon. It’s known that the UFC rarely lets their fighters cross-promote, so it difficult to see UFC president Dana White giving a boxing fight the green light, despite Conor McGregor being allowed to. Dana White has however expressed interest in the past, offering Fury a fight in the UFC, so perhaps if Fury was looking to cross-promote and fight in the Octagon, we could one day see this fight in MMA.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on February 23, 2020.