Tony Bellew Says He Spoke To UFC Bosses About A Fight With Michael Bisping
Boxer Tony Bellew has a huge rematch with David Haye coming up on May 5, but this morning he’s been talking about stepping foot into the UFC Octagon.
Last year during all the Mayweather vs McGregor fanfare, Bellew made no secret about wanting to take on Michael Bisping. Speaking this morning on TalkSport radio, Bellew revealed that he’d been approached by representatives of IMG (now Endeavour) about whether he was serious or not about having a fight in the UFC Octagon.
“IMG I think it was, the guys I met with in Vegas,’ Bellew told TalkSport (H/T Metro.co.uk)
“At the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight, I had a sit down with a couple of guys.
“They were like ‘are you serious?” and I said ‘100 percent’. Going in a cage, something about it floats my boat.”
Bellew has had former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in his sights for over a year now and still isn’t shy about laying down the challenge to “The Count.”
According to the Liverpudlian, if the two did ever share the Octagon with one another it would be Bisping left staring up at the lights.
“He would go fast asleep. He would just go co-cozing immediately.
“If I hit someone with four-ounce gloves on, mate, it is naughty Bisping can talk – and you know what, I would love it.”
Whilst predicting he’d knock him out with little trouble, Bellew added that he has a lot of respect for Bisping and that he imagines would be good-natured despite both of them liking to talk.Jim
“I’ve got all the respect in the world for Bisping, it wouldn’t cross over to be nasty or anything.
“I’m pretty sure it would just be fun.”