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WWE News: Tyson Fury says he's ready for WWE; trashes sport of MMA

But is WWE ready for him?

SENIOR ANALYST
News 24 Nov 2017, 20:20 IST
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Tyson Fury open to work with WWE
Tyson Fury open to work with WWE

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of The White Rhino podcast, former Boxing Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury revealed that he’s ready to consider a move to the WWE.

Additionally, Fury asserted his disdain for the sport of MMA; alluding that he’d never bring his combat skills to the UFC. ‘The Gypsy King’ also explained why he feels boxing is superior to MMA and most other sports.

In case you didn’t know…

Tyson Fury famously defeated longtime Heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko in 2015; besting the latter by way of Decision.

However, Fury hasn’t competed ever since, and was alleged to have tested positive for steroids—something that this yet to be proven in court. He was stripped of his Heavyweight title belts, and has been at war the UK Anti-Doping Commission.

The heart of the matter

Tyson Fury has been considerably vocal about his struggles with depression, suicidal thoughts, drug addiction and excessive weight gain; but is now training for a return to the boxing ring. Pertaining to a potential move to the world of professional wrestling and the WWE, Fury stated—

“I have not been asked but I would consider it…But aren’t I too fat to be on the WWE? WWE if you’re listening to The White Rhino Podcast, call me.”

Furthermore, Fury hailed boxing as a true gentleman’s game; better than most other sports; and lashed out at the sport of MMA—

“So when you’re MMA you’re on the floor getting elbows in the face and you’re ripping each other’s noses off and all that, I don’t think that’s an honorable thing; I don’t think it’s a gentleman’s sport… I think it’s barbaric and I think all men should stand up and fight; no grabbing; fair fighting like Queensbury Rules.”

What’s next?

Tyson Fury is presently training with British boxing legend Ricky Hatton, who’s helping the former get in shape for a comeback in 2018.

Author’s take

Tyson Fury, irrespective of his controversies outside the ring, is one of the Heavyweight division’s top dogs today.

Now, although he may be a top-tier fighter in the sport of boxing, he’s still unproven as a box office draw; since his only fight that drew big money came against Wladimir Klitschko who enjoys considerable popularity in Europe.

As regards a possible Fury move to WWE, given his profanity-laced promos in boxing, it’d be surprising to see a PG company like WWE recruit such a volatile personality. Would you like to see Tyson Fury in WWE?      

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