• Bob Arum opens up about his thoughts on Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
  • Arum makes a shocking revelation about the UFC and Dana White
  • White shares his bold take on Fury vs. Ngannou

The crossover fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou could still be a possibility.

After his successful title defense against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 earlier this year, Ngannou is certain a fight against Fury is next.

However, it was later determined that he had some issues with his knee and was prompted to undergo surgery.

Ngannou is now out for an indefinite period of time for rehabilitation.

It is also yet to be known whether the reigning UFC heavyweight champion will change his stance on the Fury fight.

Bob Arum, who co-promotes “The Gypsy King” with Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions, remains optimistic about it.

According to the Top Rank boss, he is certain UFC president Dana White would also be interested to talk about the Fury vs. Ngannou fight.

“I think absolutely we’d want that to happen,” Arum told Boxing Scene of the possibility of working with White for Fury vs. Ngannou. “Yeah, why not? That would be a great thing to happen.”

“I think the MMA guy (Ngannou) has an ACL that has been operated on,” he continued. “So he’ll be ready next year. That fight will do absolutely tremendous business. If he has a contact still with UFC – which I don't know if does or doesn’t – to do it in conjunction with Dana White would add to the drama and momentum for that fight. It would do record numbers."

“I’m sure if that fight came to fruition and if the UFC was still somehow contractually involved. We’d have to talk. I’m sure we would talk.”

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In the past, Arum has been outspoken with his negative remarks about the UFC. It is no secret that he and White are not the best of friends in the business.

However, the 90-year-old believes they can work together as professionals, especially if it’s for a big event.

“The truth is I’ve never ever met Dana White,” he confessed. “I’ve never talked to him. I’ve never had any interaction with him. He said a lot of bad things about me. I’ve said a lot of bad things about UFC, I believe, so it is what it is.”

“But I would think if there’s a big event, particularly one that we can put on at Allegiant’s Stadium [in Las Vegas] I think White would be right there,” he added. “Wouldn’t bother me working on a big fight.”

White, on the other hand, has not been keen on the idea of getting involved in the brewing Fury vs. Ngannou crossover fight.

Apparently, his take on the subject hasn’t changed one bit.

“That fight is nowhere near the same f------ universe as Mayweather vs. McGregor,” the UFC boss told Talksport of Fury vs. Ngannou. “Mayweather and McGregor is the biggest pay-per-view of all-time.”

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Tyson Fury celebrates his 11th round knock out win against Deontay Wilder after their WBC heavyweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images