TOMMY FURY enraged that Jake Paul 'go and fight in the UFC' if he continues to call out to MMA superstars. Paul, 24, is 5-0 in his career but has
TOMMY FURY enraged that Jake Paul ‘go and fight in the UFC’ if he continues to call out to MMA superstars.
Paul, 24, is 5-0 in his career but has yet to face an opponent with prior professional boxing experience.
Fury, 22, was supposed to do the honors, but was forced to retire with a broken rib and bacterial infection in his chest.
So instead, 39-year-old former UFC champion Tyron Woodley stepped in for a late-warning rematch and was brutally knocked out in the sixth round.
The YouTuber later called UFC couple Nate Diaz, 36, and Jorge Masvidal, 37, in a slight to Fury.
But the former reality TV star has called to reschedule his grudge fight, or to get Paul to stop calling himself a legitimate boxer.
Fury said on MMA Hour: “The fact of the matter is, there are unfinished business here and this fight must take place, because how can you take the fight seriously if you’ve never fought a boxer before?
“How can you be serious about this? He keeps referring to the UFC.
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“If he wants to go fight in the UFC, don’t put on a pair of boxing gloves again and fight in the UFC.
Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never fought one.
Paul has knocked out every opponent he’s faced, prompting the 39-year-old Woodley in December, four months after initially winning on points.
He joined the KOs on YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, former NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
Fury had revealed that talks to fight Paul had started again between their respected teams.
But he won’t wait forever and insisted his career is headed toward bigger and better things than just a celebrity fight.
If you want to go fight in the UFC, don’t put on a pair of boxing gloves again and go fight in the UFC. Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never fought one.
Tommy Fury on Jake Paul
Fury said: “Make no mistake, that’s the fight I want next, and I’ll always be checking my team every day to see where we are with that.
“But there comes a time when I have my own career. My goal hasn’t changed yet. My goal is to be a champion in this sport.
And believe it or not, fighting Jake Paul doesn’t give me that at all. Fighting Jake Paul will never make me a champion in boxing.
So Jake Paul, yeah, it’s a great fight. It’s a great fight. But it doesn’t really make me achieve my dreams.
So at the end of the day, I’ll wait a certain amount of time, I’ll do my best to get this fight back on track.
«You talk to everyone, this is the fight I want. But at the end of the day, my career continues.