Francis Ngannou, the number two ranked UFC heavyweight, says if heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is serious about competing in MMA, as he has claimed, he is “200% down” to take him on inside the octagon.
In fact, he’s so serious about it he’s enlisted the help of none other than Iron Mike Tyson should he ever actually face Fury.
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 1, 2019
“Spoke with Mike Tyson and he agreed to train me for when I fight @Tyson_Fury in the Ring. Don’t be scared Fury. You called me out and now you’ll have to live with it. #WakandaForever #UNCROWNEDKING,” Ngannou tweeted on Wednesday.
“Ill deal with you and all the other Mma heavyweights when I’m done with my boxing fights, It won’t be long to wait! Then I’ll show u how we roll,” Fury responded on Twitter.
Ill deal with you and all the other Mma heavyweights when I’m done with my boxing fights,
It won’t be long to wait! Then I’ll show u how we roll.👍🏻🙏🏻
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) November 6, 2019
“You don’t have to worry about other “Mma Heavyweights” because I might just retire you. Tell you promoter to call @ufc #uncrowndedchamp,” Ngannou fired back.
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 7, 2019
Then later Thursday night, Tyson posted a video of himself giving Ngannou a few pointers after the UFC star’s appearance on his “Hotboxin” podcast, and also revealing that he is still in great shape and is still a very dangerous man.
Tyson says he wouldn’t have been successful in MMA back in his prime, which seems a little far-fetched, because I bet if Tyson put in a full training camp, even at age 53, he could still knock out 90% of the heavyweights in the world right now.
So will Ngannou and Fury ever actually face one another in a fight? Dana White doesn’t think so, but that isn’t stopping fight fans from dreaming of what a Tyson-trained Ngannou could do.
As if Francis could not get any scarier, he's getting taught the dark arts by The Champ.
That's the shit nightmares are made of.
— Steven Vogel (@Methshin) November 6, 2019
That's scary to think Ngannou is getting tips from Tyson.
As if he wasn't scary enough.
— Dude_In_The_Desert 🌵 (@t_arnpriester) November 6, 2019
@DaPolygon an ungodly duo
— fuck numbers and 126 others and 6 others (@yeet92650658) November 6, 2019
@RealTeamSlater NG with Tyson’s training Ngannou would make Fury sleep for ever 🤣
— . (@sl6ter) November 6, 2019
Good lord Mike what have you done. You’re creating a monster pic.twitter.com/ykPYZDUOMY
— Sachin (@YungSachin) November 6, 2019
I feel you’d still give current fighters a problem in today’s boxing Champ!👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/f4nnWpRxqX
— “C” (@richrdkuklinski) November 6, 2019
The original BMF
— FΛBЯIZIӨ (@jkn2k) November 6, 2019