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Junior dos Santos Wants to Face Tyson Fury in Both Boxing and MMA

November 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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MMA Fighting recently spoke to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos who said he’d willing to welcome undefeated boxing champion Tyson Fury into MMA, and he’d also face Fury in a boxing match. Below are some highlights.

JDS on facing Fury in boxing or MMA: “Both. I’d do both. It would be perfect to fight Tyson Fury in MMA, as he wishes, and then, with a win over him, fight him in boxing, in his world. He would come to my world and then I would go to his world. It would be the pinnacle, a great moment for both sports.”

JDS on if Fury will ever try MMA: “I don’t think he comes (full time) to MMA, but I think he’ll fight once. It would be very interesting. I see the UFC going that direction as well with Zuffa Boxing and Dana White being a huge boxing fan. We saw him meeting Floyd Mayweather again, and that’s extremely beneficial for all of us. It would be a great opportunity for me. I’ve always dreamed with the opportunity of fighting a great boxer. It’s my area, it’s where I feel most comfortable.”

His thoughts on Fury possibly going into MMA: “Tyson Fury is an excellent boxer, has really long arms and move well for a guy his size. I think he can definitely make an interesting fight in MMA. I’ve challenged (Anthony) Joshua in the past, and so did (Stipe) Miocic, and he played like he wasn’t listening. They stay in a safer place acting like they are better than MMA fighters, but that’s not the truth. The truth is, we’re more complete fighters and we can give them a hard night, even in their own sport.”

His thoughts on boxing of Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou: “Miocic is a good boxer, and now there’s Ngannou talking a bunch of crap, saying he’s the best boxer in the heavyweight division because he was lucky to defeat me. He’s not, and never will be. I’ll prove that soon and shut that little mouth so he stops talking nonsense. He’s a very strong guy, of course, and must be respected. He had a great win over me, but real fighters keep their results. We’ll see what happens soon.”