KEY POINTS

  • Deontay Wilder considers MMA fight
  • Wilder thinks he's too dangerous for MMA
  • Tyson Fury plans to talk to Dana White after Wilder fight

WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder is considering MMA but feels he’s too dangerous for the sport.

Ahead of the most talked about heavyweight clash this year Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2, the idea of Wilder fighting in MMA has started to swirl around. Fury started the said idea of considering an MMA fight shortly after his WWE promotional act. Surprisingly, his boxing nemesis Wilder apparently feels the same way.

In a recent interview with ThaBoxingVoice, the 34-year-old champ addressed the issue and stated that he’s all in about the idea of fighting in MMA, particularly in the UFC.

“I’ve spoke out about that before, of course, for me I’ll fight you in my sport and I’ll come to your sport and do it too,” Wilder stated about fighting in MMA.

Wilder then revealed that he has been amused with how MMA works as he feels the sport would allow him to do the things he’s very good at. And evidently, it is all about destroying his opponent.

“I feel MMA, they allow you to get on top of your opponent and bash his face in with velocity and speed coming downwards,” Wilder explained.

As much as Wilder is open about fighting in UFC, he also thinks that none of the said talks about MMA will ever come to fruition. More importantly, Wilder believes he’s too dangerous to be fighting inside the cage.

“You know, all this is fantasy talk. I don’t think anything will ever come to fruition.  I’m just too dangerous of a man in any type of combat sports. I really would end a life because I have the power to, and that’s just the damn truth,” Wilder pointed out.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their title rematch at MGM Grand Garden Arena WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their title rematch at MGM Grand Garden Arena Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Steve Marcus

His upcoming opponent Fury on the other hand, has also revealed that he will also work things out for an MMA debut as well. In a recent interview with ESPN, Fury detailed his plans after the Wilder fight.

According to the British boxer, he would talk to UFC president Dana White after beating Wilder and see if a fight will make sense.

“After I beat Deontay Wilder next month, I’m going to have a sit-down with Dana [White] and we’re going to go for it, run some numbers and see if the fight makes sense, ” Fury revealed.

However, Fury clarified that he will not fight in MMA without proper training and will be open for the idea of a fight with special rules.

“I don’t want to go into an MMA fight, rolling around the floor and all that, no. But I would fight one of their champions in small gloves. Maybe in a cage, but with boxing rules. I think that would be very interesting, ” Fury said.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder wait for a decision with referee Jack Reiss before a draw is announced in their WBC heavyweight world title fight in Los Angeles on December 1, 2018 Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder wait for a decision with referee Jack Reiss before a draw is announced in their WBC heavyweight world title fight in Los Angeles on December 1, 2018 Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Harry How