IT seemed little more than a publicity stunt when first mentioned yet Tyson Fury’s planned foray into mixed martial arts has picked up some more momentum with the news that Dana White, the UFC President, has held talks with ‘The Gypsy King’ about making the transition.
Though at first White shot down the rumours, insisting the move would end badly for the former heavyweight champion, he has since come around to the idea and has at least allowed Fury to sound him out about the possibility.
“It’s interesting,” White told Washington’s 106.7 FM radio station. “He and I talked the other day. We talked. He really is interested in fighting. I respect that.