A transition to professional MMA could be in Fury’s future and former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor could be training him.
“I’ve got something epic coming up, after this. Even more bigger than this (WWE Crown Jewel 2019),” Fury told Sky Sports News (via Zane Simon of Bloody Elbow). “Yeah, we might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year too. It’s different, but like I say, ‘Tyson Fury, taking over.’ Yeah, I’ve been speaking to Conor [McGregor] about it, and he’s willing to train me. And it’s gonna be good.”
There has been no word from McGregor or the fighter’s camp as to whether or not he’ll train Fury for a professional MMA debut.
Fury even says there is a chance that his professional MMA debut could happen alongside a McGregor fight.
“He just said, any time you’re ready, when you get the time, let’s go. Come over to Dublin, and we’ll start training. So, can’t wait! Gonna take him up on the offer,” Fury said. “Who knows, who knows? We might be on a double header. The ‘Gypsy King’ and Conor McGregor. It even rhymes, doesn’t it? Double header, Gypsy King and Conor McGregor! Wooo!”
The boxer is reportedly making $15 million for his match at WWE Crown Jewel 2019, so it would be interesting to see how much Fury would make for a transition to professional MMA.