UFC chief Dana White trolls Tyson Fury over lack of ring action following Francis Ngannou vs Gypsy King fight talk

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UFC chief Dana White trolls Tyson Fury over lack of ring action following Francis Ngannou vs Gypsy King fight talk

Dana White said Tyson Fury called out Francis Nganou because he needed ‘boys to fight’ and admitted: ‘It doesn’t surprise me’.

Fury teased a Las Vegas ‘Clash of the Heavyweight Titans’ crossover match with UFC Champion Ngannou.

Tyson Fury calls out Francis Nganousse

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Tyson Fury calls out Francis Nganoussecredit: Rex
Francis Nganou, UFC President Dana White and Junior dos Santoso

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Francis Nganou, UFC President Dana White and Junior dos Santosocredit: getty

He said on Twitter: “Think of Clash of Titans, Fury vs Nagano. Very excited, very excited.

“I think it will be an absolutely amazing fight, Las Vegas, the world will want to see it.

“Clash of the Heavyweight Titans”.

MMA and boxing stars have built up a steady rivalry in recent years that has seen the pair challenge the other.

But UFC fighters are banned from competing outside the promotion, unless given a special exemption.

Conor McGregor, 33, was given in 2017 for his lucrative boxing defeat to American legend Floyd Mayweather, 44.

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No fighter has been treated like this since then – but Ngannu wants to put a stop to that.

Fury, 33, a WBC boxing belt holder since February 2020, has teased a boxing match with UFC gloves on in the past against Nganou, 35.

But this Cameroonian player has his eyes on going to boxing.

Ngannou defended his title against former training partner Cyril Gain, 31, on January 22 next.

It is the last fight on his UFC contract and Ngannou has threatened to pull out of the promotion amid a money fight.

And if he has to extend his deal, he wants a clause that allows him to be boxed in with increments at the same time.

Think of Clash of Titans, Fury vs Naganou. Very excited, very excited.

Tyson Fury

Ngannou told ESPN: “No, I won’t fight for $500,000, $600,000 anymore. I mean, it’s over. It’s over.

“I just did it. I took this fight for a personal reason, and because I want to make sure that even if it’s unfair.

“I have been treated unfairly, I can put my side to say that I have finished eight battles. But no.

“We have been discussing this (boxing) for a year now, and it seems they were fine with it.

“Whatever you’re doing, whatever event, whether it’s boxing, when the UFC is involved, it’s going to make it big.

“It’s not suspicious. So yeah, if I want to box, I want to get involved in the UFC.”

Tyson Fury with his WBC Heavyweight Title

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Tyson Fury with his WBC Heavyweight Titlecredit: Reuters
UFC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Furycredit: getty

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