Tyson Fury to train with UFC star Conor McGregor ahead of possible MMA debut this year

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Tyson Fury and Conor McGregor

Tyson Fury wants to train with UFC star Conor McGregor (Image: GETTY)

Tyson Fury is hoping to have three boxing fights next year but the 31-year-old appears to already be preparing for a move away from boxing with the help of UFC star Conor McGregor.

The undefeated heavyweight boxer is set to fight Deontay Wilder in a rematch in February and ahead of this bout he will be taking on WWE star Braun Strowman in the Crown Jewel event to be held in Saudi Arabia.

And despite the wrestling pay-per-view event taking place this Thursday, alongside his boxing commitments, Fury hinted he could even end up making his MMA debut this year.

“Who knows? I have got something big coming up after this, even bigger than this,” he told Sky Sports News.

I have been speaking to Conor about it. He’s willing to train me

Tyson Fury

“We might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year. Tyson Fury is taking over.

“I have been speaking to Conor about it. He’s willing to train me. It’s gonna be good.

“He’s just said any time that you are ready come over to Dublin and let’s go.

“I can’t wait, I’m going to take him up on the offer. Who knows we might be on a double-header.”

Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman

Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman will fight in WWE Crown Jewel event (Image: GETTY)

Fury became the unified heavyweight champion back in November 2015 after securing an incredible unanimous decision victory over Wladimir Klitschko.

However, he then lost the IBF title after not accepting a fight against their mandatory challenger and then later vacated the other three titles in October 2016.

So far in his boxing career he has had 30 bouts, 29 victories and one draw, which was against Wilder last year.

And with the help of McGregor, who is also expected to make his UFC comeback in January next year, Fury is confident he could be a success in the sport.

“I come from a long line of bare-knuckle boxing champions,” Fury added.

“Getting hurt, getting bloodied is nothing new to me, it’s all a part of my heritage.

“I would love to get in there and smash someone up.”

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