Tyson Fury’s promotional team open door to ‘no-brainer’ Las Vegas crossover fight with UFC champion Francis Ngannou

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Tyson Fury's promotional team open door to 'no-brainer' Las Vegas crossover fight with UFC champion Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury’s promotional team opens the door to a ‘no-brainer’ Las Vegas crossover fight with UFC Champion Francis Nganou.

The boxing and UFC heavyweight champion have constantly created an online feud together.

Tyson Fury's promotional team opens the door to a crossover fight with Francis Nganou

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Tyson Fury’s promotional team opens the door to a crossover fight with Francis Nganoucredit: getty
UFC champion Ngannou has feuded with online fury

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UFC champion Ngannou has feuded with online furycredit: getty

Ngannou recently retained his belt on points against Cyril Gain at UFC 270.

Meanwhile Fury – who later called Cameron – is set to face WBC mandated challenger Dillian White, 33.

But Todd Duboff, president of Fury’s Top Rank promotion, said clash of fighting games remains on the cards in the fighting capital of the world if rivalries continue to win.

Duboff told MMA Fighting: “I think it’s great in Vegas.

“And the reason I say that is, looking at it from a pay-per-view point of view.

“I think there will be a very, very big appetite for that fight on US pay-per-view, and what we have seen with Fury coming from the UK.

“UK viewers are used to staying up late and paying for pay-per-views.”

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He continued: “I’m just responding to someone saying, ‘Hey, what do you think of this?’

“Honestly, I think it’s a very attractive product for the consumer, and I think it could work very easily. That’s what I think if you ask my opinion.”

“Meeting the biggest, worst man in MMA and the biggest, worst boxing man in the ring is a no-brainer.

“There’s not a lot of hype that you have to do there.”

UFC stars are prohibited from competing outside of promotion, unless they are given special permission.

Conor McGregor, 33, was given permission to fight Floyd Mayweather, 44, in 2017, but it has so far proved to be one-sided.

Meeting the biggest, worst man in MMA and the biggest, worst boxing man in the ring is a no-brainer.

Top Rank President Todd Dubois

Ngannou has been at odds recently after calling for a pay increase and stipulation in his contract with the UFC that would allow him to pursue boxing as well.

After defeating the 31-year-old Gaine, his current UFC deal has ended, but there is still hope that a contract extension can be agreed.

Dubouf revealed that the super-fight will require both Fury, 33, and Nganou, 35, to advance to the top ranks and opposition to the UFC.

He said: “How much does Fury want it? How much does Ngannou want it?

“We know that Mayweather and McGregor really wanted it, and they were the driving force behind making it happen.

“At the end of the day, it may be the athletes who inspire their respective partners to pursue that work.”

Floyd Mayweather defeated UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017

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Floyd Mayweather defeated UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017credit: USA Today Sports

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