Cain Velasquez at UFC 155British boxing champion Tyson Fury has had trouble luring either of the famed Klitschko brothers into a boxing match, so he took to Twitter on Friday to call out UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, whether it be in a cage or a ring.

“If the klitchkos r 2 much of (expletive) to fight me then I’ll go & fight the MMA heavyweight champ at least he is game. Wouldn’t last 2 rounds!” Fury tweeted.

[email protected] I challenge u to fight all in in a cage or ring! It could be billed as the man vs midget lets get it on! U small stif idiot. Tit!”

Fury is a six-foot-nine-inch, 250-pound British heavyweight boxer with several regional titles, as well as the WBO Intercontinental championship, to his credit. He is 20-0 as a professional with 14 knockouts to his credit.

Tyson FuryAs mentioned, he has been lobbying for a fight with either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko. Between them, the Klitschko brothers currently hold all of the major world heavyweight boxing titles, and to become a world champion, Fury would have to defeat one or the other.

That is likely what led to his outburst on Twitter.

It’s unlikely that he truly wants to fight Velasquez on his turf in the Octagon, but making waves via social media could be his way of garnering some attention, trying to ramp up interest in a fight with one of the Klitschkos.

Who better to pull into his lobbying efforts than UFC president Dana White, whom Fury included on many of his tweets. White was an early adopter of social media and is nearing 2.5 million followers on Twitter.

The only boxer in the modern era to actually try and compete in the Octagon was James Toney, and that didn’t exactly go so well for the world champion boxer, despite more than two decades of combat experience.

Toney legitimately trained for the fight, but former UFC champion Randy Couture choked Toney out little more than three minutes into the boxer’s one and only mixed martial arts fight.

That, however, isn’t stopping Fury from continuing to rant on and on via Twitter.

“I’m the new baddest man on the planet I’ll smash @cainmma. Let’s get it on!” he continued. “I can’t make u all dream of the beating I’d give @cainmma. Can’t blame him blame @danawhite coz he knows I’d (expletive) his man up!”

Whether or not Fury’s publicity campaign actually grows any legs or not remains to be seen, but it’s highly unlikely that there is a showdown with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, in a cage or a ring, anywhere on Fury’s horizon.

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