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.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest UFC news and rumors.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 23's Francis Ngannou adds Cain Velasquez to hit list with Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos

  • 29 days ago
  • 15 views

DENVER – After knocking out former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou listed Alistair Overeem and ex-champ Junior Dos Santos as two fighters he’d like to face next. Filed under: F read news >>

New UFC champ Germaine de Randamie calls for rematch with Holly Holm, but Holm camp unsure

  • 14 days ago
  • 233 views

Newly minted UFC women’s featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie today called for an immediate rematch with Holly Holm, saying they should settle the score after controversy marred their title bout read news >>

LFA 3 results: Trevin Giles stays unbeaten with split call over Ryan Spann, calls for UFC shot

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

Middleweight Trevin Giles remains unbeaten, but a meeting with Ryan Spann was a lot closer than he would have liked. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2388 featuring calls from Junkie Nation

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio, featuring calls from Junkie Nation.Filed under: Bellator, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

Sara McMann Calls for Title Shot After UFC Halifax Win (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

Watch Sara McMann talk backstage after her impressive submission victory over Gina Mazany at Fight Night Halifax. read news >>

Santiago Ponzinibbio 'ready for everything and everyone at 170 pounds' after UFC Fight Night 105 win

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

HALIFAX – Santiago Ponzinibbio feels he’s worthy of a top-10 fight after picking up his fourth consecutive victory at UFC Fight Night 105.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Recapping UFC Fight Night 105 and Bellator 172

  • 7 days ago
  • 4 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT), and the guys are taking your calls as they recap this weekend’s busy schedule.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

Johny Hendricks Wants Georges St. Pierre Fight, Says He Would 'Beat His Face In'

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

New UFC middleweight Johny Hendricks has called on the organisation to pit him against the returning Georges St. Pierre in a rematch, and he believes he would easily beat the MMA legend at 185 pounds read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne Fantasy Rewind

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

Recap what you got right and wrong with the Fight Night: Lewis vs Browne fantasy rewind read news >>

Randa Markos Was Waiting to Punch Carla Esparza for a Long Time (UFC Halifax Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

Randa Markos talks about her UFC Fight Night Halifax win over former champion and rival Carla Esparza backstage following Sunday's event. read news >>