“Who wants to come and fight Velasquez”? Was Dana White’s response when quizzed on Tyson Fury’s recent tirade targeting UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at London’s passing press conference. In case you, too, are wondering who on earth Tyson Fury is – he’s a top ranked mammoth of a boxing heavyweight with his cross hairs locked on the UFC’s heavyweight marquee star Cain Velasquez. Forget Fabricio Werdum, Velasquez has a gangly Irish traveller in his rear-view mirror with his eye’s set on UFC gold….Or not.
Dana White silenced Fury’s sharp tongue during London’s media press bombardment on Monday, however, speculation is rife on the Twittersphere teasing of a potential Bellator signing.
Yes, that’s right -just in case there just weren’t enough comically entertaining Bellator bouts on the horizon with the likes of Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock, the Bellator freak-show meter could be reaching the breaking point with Tyson Fury’s possible addition to the roster. The colossal boxing figure set the gossiping Twitter world alight with his tweets to Scott Coker and Bellator MMA just a few hours ago:
— , (@Tyson_Fury) April 1, 2015
— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) April 1, 2015
While Dana shut down Fury’s recent delirious ranting, let’s not forget how the promotional kingpin was suckered in by James Toney’s shenanigans in 2010. A punch-drunk Toney slurred his way into MMA’s premier organization to showcase his boxing talents at UFC 118 against Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Unfortunately for Toney, the only thing he managed to exhibit were his desperate tap-out skills as Couture locked up an arm-triangle choke in the 1st round. A Tyson Fury Octagon debut against any competent mixed martial artist is likely to provide embarrassing flashbacks of UFC’s 118 co-main event.
Let’s hope for everyone’s sake that Fury’s latest Twitter implications are nothing more than an April Fools’ joke.
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