For years now ‘The Gypsy King’ has belittled mixed martial artists, including former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, claiming that he could rule the roost in the world of MMA. However, he is yet to commit to stepping in to any cage or Octagon, and following his unanimous decision win over Wladimir Klitschko to earn the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles, he has even suggested facing MMA fighters under ‘hybrid’ rules which basically amount to kickboxing.
In 2015 both Fury and Bellator MMA President Scott Coker revealed that talks between the two parties were underway. In the past Fury has indicated that his participation would come with a significant financial cost, but with the Spike TV platform and backing of superpower parent company Viacom, it’s possible that Coker could present a tempting package.
Fury claimed the heavyweight crowns from long time champion Klitschko on November 28 and has agreed to the contracted rematch clause with a date and venue yet to be announced.
For what it’s worth, it currently seems that the British Heavyweight boxer is gladly promoting the Bellator brand.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) January 19, 2016