Tyson Fury coming to Dublin to train with Conor McGregor ‘quite soon’

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Tyson Fury is heading to Dublin ‘quite soon’ to train with Conor McGregor.

The unbeaten former heavyweight world champion has teased with regard to a link up with the former two weight UFC champion for some weeks now – and this week confirmed he has plans to come to Ireland in the near future.

Fury has been discussing a move into MMA in recent weeks despite the fact he is just half way through a lucrative ESPN and Top Rank boxing contract.

The last man to win the Irish heavyweight title seems to be enjoying the publicity the talk is generating.

He has been seen in the mixed martial arts ring of late and looks set to return to the training cage, as he plans some MMA sessions with former Crumlin BC amateur, McGregor.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1, Fury said: “I think Conor is an absolutely fantastic fighting man. He has offered to train me if I ever want to go into MMA. What better trainer could I have than the Notorious Conor McGregor?

“I’m looking forward to coming to train with Conor. We’re going to get it all planned in and I should be over in Dublin quite soon.

“I’ll definitely be coming over for a training session, that is for sure. I have been MMA training in the last week with Darren Till in Liverpool. I really enjoy the new challenge.

“I don’t know where or when [I’ll move into MMA] because after I finish my boxing career I fancy my hand at MMA as well.”

John Joe Nevin had said something similar in the build up to his important fight tomorrow, but since revealed he was playing to the crowd.

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Jonny Stapleton

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