Michael Bisping thinks Tyson Fury may succeed in UFC
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Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (31-9) thinks that Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO) may handle quite a successful switch from boxing to mixed martial arts.
Tyson Fury is one of the best heavyweight boxers in the world. He has recently announced his plans to try his hand in MMA and took on top UFC heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic. He proved his serious intentions with the footage of him training with UFC fighter Darren Till.
During his Believe You Me Podcast UFC Hall of Fame member Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on Fury’s prospects in the Octagon. According to the fighter, “The Gypsy King” may succeed in the UFC with some help by the matchmakers’ side.
“Absolutely he could,” Bisping says. “I truly believe that if you matched him up correctly. Cause there is some good wrestlers like Stipe, for one. He outwrestled Ngannou, Ngannou’s been doing MMA longer than Fury so you’d think he’d outwrestle Fury as well. That just goes without saying, really.”
“And they’re not gonna give Tyson Fury a title fight right off the bat anyway. If Tyson Fury was to come over, I’m not gonna say the word ‘groom,’ but they would stagger his matchups and give him logical matchups. Listen, look at the UFC. People call it the entertainment era and Fury ties into that perfectly. The guy can talk, he can talk sh*t for days. He’s very, very funny. He can put people down, he sings on the microphone. Not only is he the heavyweight champion of the world but he’s massively charismatic. He’s an absolute huge star and if he can come over win a couple of fights and then get a title fight, for the UFC that’s big business. That’d be a massive, massive pay-per-view.”
Last time Tyson Fury entered the boxing ring in September when he defeated Otto Wallin. Despite getting a serious cut, Fury managed to survive till the final bell and win by unanimous decision.