Tyson Fury EXCLUSIVE: Boxing star reveals he’s got offer to train with Conor McGregor but plays down immediate switch to UFC

Tyson Fury has been offered the chance to train with Conor McGregor – but he insists there will be no switch to the UFC any time soon.

Fury, the ‘lineal’ heavyweight world champion, has been dipping his toes in other sports as he awaits his 2020 rematch with Deontay Wilder, following their stunning draw at the end of last year.

He appeared on WWE SmackDown last month to stare down Braun Strowman, and showed up again three days later on an episode of Raw, with WWE chiefs later confirming he and Strowman would clash at Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Fury beat Strowman via count-out as he debuted in WWE
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Fury defeated his opponent and was allegedly paid over £10million for his appearance in the PPV, and there have been suggestions the 31-year-old could also try his hand at other combat sports – notably MMA.

He was filmed training with Darren Till, the Liverpool-born middleweight, earlier this month to work on his MMA skills, and Fury has now confirmed to talkSPORT he also has an offer from Conor McGregor to train with him in Ireland.

“I’m doing a bit of training with Darren Till in Liverpool,” Fury told talkSPORT during his exclusive interview on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He’s a great guy and a fantastic mentor.

“I’ve also got an offer from Conor McGregor to go to Ireland and work out.

“He’s one of the world’s biggest entertainers. It goes beyond winning or losing at a certain level and he’s one of the, if not the biggest draw in the world of combat sports now. So he’s done fantastic in his career.”

But could a switch to UFC happen, perhaps after his long-awaited rematch with Wilder? It’s unlikely, Fury admits, claiming changing to another combat sport will only happen when he calls time on his boxing career.

“I’ve not spoken to [UFC president] Dana White,” Fury added to talkSPORT.com. “To be honest with you, I’ve got bigger fish to fry than going in an octagon at the moment and fighting some UFC fighters for peanuts.

“I’m fighting the biggest fights in the world. World boxing is the biggest fights.

“When I get my boxing career finished, I’m gonna go over there and set about all those UFC fighters.”

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