‘You wouldn’t last a round’ – Tyson Fury bickers with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou after suggesting 2022 Wembley fight


Tyson Fury continues to target a hybrid rules crossover fight with Francis Ngannou and has taken exception to the UFC heavyweight king suggesting he’ll return to the Octagon later this year.

‘The Gypsy King’ retired in the immediate aftermath of his sixth-round knockout win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, before inviting Ngannou to the ring to talk up an exhibition bout.

Fury and Ngannou shared an interview

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Fury and Ngannou shared an interview

‘The Predator’ has been out of action since picking up a decision win over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January after undergoing knee surgery, which was expected to rule him out until 2023.

Ngannou recently suggested that he could return to MMA in December and the WBC heavyweight champion is not happy to hear that as he thought they had agreed to fight each other next.

“Thought you wanted some smoke Francis Ngannou. Lets do a propper fight! Wembley Stadium 2022,” Fury wrote on social media.

Ngannou quickly replied: “Don’t you dare think that I take my eyes out of you. You’re still my priority! I’m coming for all the smoke. 2023.”

“What do you mean when you say “PROPER” fight? because I’m a real fighter, and I can make it a la carte for you since you can’t handle it all,” he added.  

Fury soon hit back: “Bring it on big boy. You wouldn’t last a round me muscles.”

Fury continues to insist he’s retired but won’t give up the WBC belt and continues to show an interest in fighting

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Fury continues to insist he’s retired but won’t give up the WBC belt and continues to show an interest in fighting

Ngannou’s UFC future is up in the air right now

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Ngannou’s UFC future is up in the air right now


Ngannou’s fight future is up in the air as his current UFC deal came to an earlier this year and he is struggling to come to terms on a new contract.

Due to a championship clause in his current contract, the Cameroonian knockout artist is tied to the promotion for three more fights or one year – whatever comes first.

Ngannou has expressed his desire to re-sign with the UFC but says he must be allowed the freedom to take boxing matches against the likes of Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder.

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