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Tyson Fury in the WWE and the UFC?

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Will Tyson Fury’s future after boxing be in the WWE or in the UFC? Sportsbooks like Bookmaker will have betting odds on Fury’s next fights, regardless of where they are. A Bookmaker review will show why they are among the most reputable sites.

Tyson Fury is an undefeated lineal heavyweight champion and speculation on him having a future in WWE started recently. He was sitting in the front row at SmackDown’s Fox debut on October 4 and WWE superstar Braun Strowman stared him and then threw Dolph Ziggler at him, which made Fury jump the barricade. Security had to separate Fury and Strowman and WWE let Fury make an appearance on the October 7 episode of Monday Night Raw to reach out to Strowman but once again they argued and had to be pulled apart by security and other wrestlers as they brawled.

WWE then set a match between them at the Crown Jewel event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on October 31. This is what Fury, a lifelong wrestling fan had to say before the match:

“I could stay in WWE. Who knows? It depends how much I like it on the night. We will make a decision afterward,” Fury told PA Sport. “This keeps me active, keeps me in the gym and gives me something to focus on.”

There was controversy over the event taking place in Saudi Arabia but Fury saw no issue with.

“I didn’t consider it because I’m fighting for an organization who sorts all that out,” Fury said.

“WWE have had all that stuff before and go through it on a daily basis. I am just a fighter and that’s it,” he added.

“I am not a politician or anything else, but in order for a country to change you have to be a part of the revolution and it is changing. Hence why so many big sporting contests are over there where as years ago none were over there so it is evolving.” Fury trained for the match at the WWE Performance Center in Florida and it’s clear that he would entertain the idea of having a wrestling career.

The match was done as a way to help Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) promote his rematch with Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 31 KOs), which is expected to take place next year. Fury and Wilder fought to a split draw on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles and as far as the match with Strowman, Fury earned a countout victory after knocking Strowman out with a powerful right hand.

He then appeared in the November 8 episode of SmackDown, which took place in his hometown Manchester. He called out Strowman and asked him about the possibility of forming a tag team and they showed mutual respect. The B-Team, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas interrupted them and tried to attacked them but they would work together and hit their finishing moves on them.

Fury is also interested in joining the UFC and he wants to train with Conor McGregor.

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

He previously announced his desire to fight UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic or Francis Ngannou. “He [Miocic] just beat Daniel Cormier in the rematch, good body shots, bam, bam, got him out of there. I’d fight him in a heartbeat,” Fury said.

“Or Francis Ngannou. Any of the Heavyweight champions they’ve got. I ain’t afraid of any of them.”

UFC president Dana White immediately said no to Fury’s aspirations. He was asked about the subject and he said: “Why would [he] want to even come over and attempt this? I don’t think it ends well for him. It doesn’t make sense for his career.”

It will be interesting to see what Fury does after his rematch with Deontay Wilder. He could go work more with WWE or consider other MMA promotions like Bellator or ONE Championship if White doesn’t give him a chance. One thing is certain, he will keep fighting once his boxing career ends. He has enough skills and charisma to succeed in a wrestling or MMA promotion, not to mention the willingness to put in the work necessary to thrive.

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