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Tyson Fury confirms: Will train with Conor McGregor ahead of MMA debut

"I’m looking forward to coming to train with Conor"

It’s official: World champion boxer Tyson Fury will train with former UFC  champion Conor McGregor before debuting in MMA. The specifics are still unclear, but Fury is doubling down on previous statements he’s made regarding both competing in MMA, and training with McGregor. He has previously commented on the issue and has also trained MMA with top ranked middleweight Darren Till.

Now, in a recent interview with RTE Radio 1, transcribed by Boxing Scene, Fury maintains his desires to train with McGregor.


“I think Conor is an absolutely fantastic fighting man. He has offered to train me if I ever want to go into MMA. What better trainer could I have than the ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor?” Fury said.

“I’m looking forward to coming to train with Conor. We’re going to get it all planned in and I should be over in Dublin quite soon. I’ll definitely be coming over for a training session, that is for sure. I have been MMA training in the last week with Darren Till in Liverpool. I really enjoy the new challenge.”

This has obviously caused questions to arise. When will Fury debut in MMA? In which promotion? He claims he isn’t sure yet, and is still focusing on boxing, but he does indeed plan on making the switch.

“I don’t know where or when [I’ll make me MMA debut] because after I finish my boxing career I fancy my hand at MMA as well,” Fury said.

Before a move to MMA can be cleared up, Fury still has a huge task ahead of him. He is set to rematch Deontay Wilder on February 22nd. Their first bout ended in a controversial draw, where many felt that Fury was ribbed of a decision win. With the success and popularity that both Fury and McGregor have, them training together in the future certainly does raise expectations.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com