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Tyson Fury potential MMA career

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The holy grail of MMA debate ‘how would a boxer do in the UFC?’ may have its next chapter written by undefeated British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

One of the most irritating boxers in recent memory, Fury is in talks with Bellator to take his uniquely annoying brand of trash talk to the MMA scene.

Having said ‘MMA fighters are not on his level’ and he would’ knock Cain Velasquez into next week’, its obvious Fury has confidence in his skills, but I worry the years of boxing are taking their toll as these statements are nothing short of ludicrous.

The first thing that really shouldn’t need to be addressed, but apparently Tyson hasn’t quite grasped it yet is MMA and boxing are completely different sports!

Saying you can box so you would do well in the UFC is like saying I can kick a football so I can throw 3 pointers in the NBA.

Yes, of course boxing skill on the level of Tyson Fury would be extremely beneficial in the UFC, but this isn’t 1999 anymore. One dimensional MMA is dead, especially in the UFC; in 2015 the level of professional MMA skill, and more importantly the speed at which skills and techniques are further developing is simply staggering, and it has without a doubt left Tyson Fury behind.

Having only one set of skills, no matter how strong, is not good enough anymore, and any UFC fighter worth his salt would simply take Fury down immediately and proceed to spank him into submission in the style of Couture vs. Toney.

Make no mistake I respect Fury’s boxing credentials, being undefeated is always impressive, despite it being in the sleeping pill division of boxing, but thinking you can walk into the UFC, and one punch KO your way to greatness is about as likely as Roy Nelson making a run at the lightweight title, and we haven’t even started talking about Cain yet!

That’s right, Fury isn’t only so delusional that he believes he could make it in the UFC, but he thinks he could takedown (not literally) arguably the one of the greatest MMA heavyweights of all time Cain Velasquez.

Not only would Tyson fail at getting anywhere near a shot at Cain’s belt, but if by some rapture-esque event he did step in the cage with Velasquez, I would be willing to bet my house, dog, girlfriend and all future earnings on Velasquez treating Fury like a fresh born calf being thrown into the lion’s den.

Being a journalist I of course know what Tyson is doing, he is saying these remarks to get people talking about him and he is well within his right to do so, but the things he is saying are borderline disrespectful to not only Cain but the sport of MMA as a whole.

I am all for having your own opinion, but at least make it educated first before mouthing off Mr. Fury, prove what you think before saying it by taking MMA fights and earning your way up the ranks like everyone else.

You are not the first boxer to think they can take on MMA, and I have a strong feeling your MMA career will simply serve as another example of why the boxing vs. MMA debate is no longer worth discussing, and your name will go down in MMA history as simply a win on someone elses Wikipedia page.

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*WATCH* DaveNoseMMA – Is Conor McGregor Pushing his Luck?

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MMA Latest’s Dave Noseworthy looks at why MMA superstar Conor McGregor just might be pushing his luck following his actions at Bellator 187.

Watch Dave talk about the Irishman below:

Do you agree, or disagree with Dave’s opinion? Let us know below!

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Exclusive: Jalin Turner vs Noah Tillis set for Bellator LA in January

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Bellator LA: Douglas Lima vs Rory MacDonald, has just had another entertaining fight added as two talented prospects Jalin Turner and Noah Tillis are set to meet in a lightweight bout. Sources close to the fight confirmed the news to MMA Latest earlier this morning.

Jalin “The Tarantula” Turner makes his return to the Bellator cage for the first time since January 2017, where he defeated Gabriel Green by knockout, in an exciting fight that only lasted 36 seconds. Since the fight, Turner has gone 2-1 where he defeated Paradise Vaovasa by KO, at Tachi PF 31, before dropping his next fight to Richard LeRoy by TKO, at CFX 8. Turner bounced back from the loss by beating Vytautas Sadauskas by submission, at KOTC: Never Quit, back in September.

Noah Tillis is currently coming off of a 9-second submission victory against Jeff Carson, at Gladiator Challenge: American Pride, back in July. The “Submission Magician” has amassed a professional record of 3-2 with three victories coming by submission, DQ, and a TKO due to injury. His two losses coming by way of TKO and decision.

It is unclear where the fight will be featured, but it is assumed it will take place on the undercard. The potential brawl represents a stiff challenge for either man, as well as an opportunity to make some noise in an always deep lightweight division.

The only other fight currently announced on the card is the main event between current Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima and former UFC title challenger, Rory MacDonald. Bellator LA: Lima vs MacDonald is set to take place on Saturday, January 20th, in Los Angeles, Calfornia, at the Forum.

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Anthony “PrettyBoy” Taylor wants to knockout Trey Branch then fight Brian Moore in Bellator on St. Patricks Day

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Going from postlim fights in Bellator to a co-main event and then a main card fight after with such little professional experience isn’t something you’d hear of very often in the slightest. In this case Anthony “PrettyBoy” Taylor is the exception, who in only his third professional fight went to Ireland as part of the co-main event for a fight with James Gallagher. Taylor became well known to many in the build-up to that fight for being so outspoken and quite an entertainer, something he carries with him to the cage.

Anthony Taylor now has himself a fight lined up in a regional show near his home in California at California Fighting Championships. This will be his first time fighting back in America since May 2016. His last two bouts were in Europe as part of Bellator’s expansion into Europe. Following two losses he now hopes to get back in the win column in front of a home crowd. Taking this fight as a tune off fight Anthony is confident he won’t be touched by his opponent Trey Branch.

“Well, I’m taking this fight because Bellator said I’ll be fighting next year for overseas and it will be a good tune off fight for me. I think of trey like any other fighter. Just a guy who’s not going to touch me nor beat me.”

His opponent Trey Branch is jumping up from flyweight for this fight, Anthony believes he’s going to dominate his opponent and knock him out with ease. Now having 3 career losses coming via submission, he is not worried about his ground game, guaranteeing it was improved from training with some of the top fighters in Bellator.

“I believe I’m going to overpower him and KO him. He’s coming up from 125lb to fight me which I stated to the world on Bellator that I’m the strongest 45er in the world!! And as far as my ground game, it’d be covered and it’s great. Thanks to AJ McKee, Baby Slice, Joey Davis and Aaron Pico. My ground game is great and up there to the level, as there’s”

Looking ahead to next year when he competes in Bellator again, Taylor has his eyes set on a big fight in a return to Irish soil.

“Well Bellator loves me and I proved them that I belong there. I haven’t been told when I was fighting but I hope it’s back in Ireland, and maybe on St. Patricks day and hopefully I’ll fight Brian Moore because me and him been wanting to fight the longest.”

As a training partner for AJ McKee, Taylor was very pleased with how the fight went down, claiming it was a simple enough fight for his teammate that apparently didn’t train much for the fight. Suffering a loss on the initial trip to the emerald isle, “PrettyBoy” wants to come back and take home a win next time around.

“Oh man it was an easy fight for AJ, he only trained 2 weeks for that Brian Moore fight” he laughs “but absolutely it would be a great show if I was also on the show me and James alone still holds the record of views internationally and I’m looking to come back and taking what’s mines which is that W”

The win against Brian Moore could now potentially line up a fight between McKee and James Gallagher, fight fans have long sought after. Having fought against James and training with McKee on the regular Taylor isn’t convinced that Gallagher is ready for the AJ just yet. He also had some words about SBG fighters who were calling out Baby Slice.

“James is not ready for AJ. And people calling out slice since he’s new in the game. Why are sbg guys not calling out Joey Davis?? They are all talk and think that they’re better than everyone.”

With a win on Saturday, Anthony Taylor thinks it will kick him off to a series of consecutive wins that could ultimately land him in a fight with Emmanuel Sanchez.

“Yes it will start off (Saturday) and I believe it will set me up tremendously. I’m only getting better and I plan on winning fights in Bellator and then taking out Emanuel Sanchez. I do not like him, I hate him”

“I don’t like his style and he’s always hating on my teammates so I want his head” he added

Away from the fight scene, Anthony is pleased with the life that he’s got set up for himself with his newfound love since joining Bellator as he now aims to break into the movie industry too.

“Man it’s been great I now have a wonderful woman in my life so I’m happy. I’m acting too, trying to get into the movies industry and God has blessed me which so much love”

You can follow Anthony Taylor on all his social media accounts to keep an eye out for all his upcoming fight information and results.

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