Tyson Fury: ‘I could flatten Brock Lesnar in 30 seconds’
Tyson Fury is confident about his chances in a fight against Brock Lesnar.
Over the last two weeks, heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has been dropping hints about a possible transition to mixed martial arts. Nothing is final as of the moment, but “The Gypsy King” is already confident about his chances against fellow heavyweight fighters.
In a recent appearance on the True Geordie podcast, Fury spoke about the possibility of fighting former UFC heavyweight titleholder Brock Lesnar.
“Yeah, I fancy a fight with Brock, for sure,” he said. “I watched a few of his fights. (He’s) pretty handy, but I can flatten him. In a WWE match or in a proper fight, I can flatten Brock Lesnar in 30 seconds.”
Middleweight contender Darren Till, who already did some MMA training with Fury, sees a good chance for this transition to happen.
“I think it’s about 70/30. 70 yes, 30 no,” Till told BT Sport in a recent interview (transcript via MMA Mania). “You gotta remember boxing to MMA is very different as well. He’s making a lot of money, he’s a top three heavyweight. I’d love to see it for the entertainment factor.
“It’s all about the entertainment and whoever he gets - maybe Stipe wants to fight him and probably thinks he can box him. I don’t think so. But I hope so. But maybe I’d be in on a little percentage of that as Coach Till.
“We’re the same management, we’re both MTK so no matter what I’m just supporting him, I’m supporting my team,” he added.