TYSON FURY has laid out his two-fight plan for after his clash with Francis Ngannou – and it involves dipping his toes into the mixed martial arts world.
But the WBC heavyweight champion’s sights are seemingly set on cage clashes with Ngannou and current UFC heavyweight king Jon Jones.
Fury, 35, said: “I’d like to fight Ngannou in the cage, I think I can beat him for sure.
“He’s not a good wrestler, he’s known for striking and I’m a better striker than him.
“In little gloves, I’d knock him out in seconds… I’d fight Jon Jones also in the cage, if the money was right.”
He said: “That’s 100 per cent true [that I received an offer to fight Jones].
“I’ve had an offer from the UFC, from [WME] IMG, to fight Jon Jones.
“Frank Warren knows about it, my team knows about it.
“It’s still ongoing and we’re looking to move forward on that for sure.
“Me and Jon have even spoke about it, ” It’s definitely a real thing.”
Before he can think about fighting in MMA, Fury must first see off the challenge of Ngannou in their Saudi showdown – the primary motivator of which was a once-in-a-lifetime payday.
He said: “Obviously I’m getting paid a hell of a lot of money.
“And I get millions of people from MMA and boxing who are gonna watch it.
“Whether they like that I’m doing it or not, guess what they’re gonna do? Still watch it.”