Tyson Fury continues to call out the sport of MMA and UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, and as a result, Dana White has invited the undefeated boxer to back up his trash talk.
Fury, who knocked out Steve Cunningham this past weekend to extend his record to 21-0, recently told ESPN that MMA is “rubbish.” He also reportedly said that he’s called Velasquez out three times.
After all, it wasn’t long ago that Fury relayed via Twitter that he’s willing to fight Velasquez in a “cage or ring”, before calling the UFC champ a “small stiff idiot.” Either Fury is one of the most confident boxers to ever walk the face of the earth, or extremely uninformed about what MMA actually entails. Of course, it could be a bit of both (see James Toney vs. Randy Couture).
According to a story by MMA Junkie.com, White responded to Fury’s callout at a Q&A session this week by telling the British fighter they can “make a deal” and that further:
“You want to fight Cain? Come on over here. You will get smashed.”
Unless Fury plans to fight Velasquez a few years from now and dedicates his life to wrestling, clinch work and jiu-jitsu, it’s hard to disagree with White’s prediction.
Velasquez, meanwhile, is preparing for a May 25th bout with Antonio Silva, who is someone who can fight on the ground as well as his feet.
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