• A two-division MMA champ and former UFC fighter called-out Tyson Fury
  • Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight unlikely to happen
  • Deontay Wilder solely focused on third fight with Fury

Two-division Bellator champ and former UFC star Ryan Bader expressed his interest in a boxing match against Tyson Fury.

Current Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champ Bader is having the best days of his MMA career. During his time with UFC, Bader was always a top contender but never won the title. Now that he’s already a “champ-champ,” people are starting to recognize him.

Bader gained popularity in Bellator after winning the light heavyweight title and beating MMA superstar Fedor Emelianenko via first-round TKO, making him one of the best heavyweights in the world.

In a recent interview with, Bader was asked to comment about the Deontay Wilder vs. Fury rematch. According to the Bellator champ, Fury put on an impressive show but he didn’t expect “The Gypsy King” to finish Wilder at all.

“I didn’t think that was gonna happen like that, (Tyson) Fury coming at him like that. I think it was actually pretty impressive and the ability to just mix it up like that. I did not expect that at all,” Bader said about Wilder vs. Fury rematch.

When asked about a possible switch to boxing and a superfight with Fury, Bader was quick to answer “hell yeah!”

“Oh hell yeah! Let’s see how I could get that boxing money. Sign me up!,” Bader said of possible fight with Fury.

Bader then said that he would also be down to fight or even train with either Fury or Wilder in whatever sport they wish.

“I love to train with them to fight. Whatever. Boxing, MMA I’m always down,” Bader added.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury
Many felt Tyson Fury comfortably defeated Deontay Wilder in their title fight. In this picture, Fury punches Wilder in the seventh round fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 1, 2018. Harry How/Getty Images

Meanwhile Fury is heavily linked to a blockbuster showdown with fellow British champ Anthony Joshua. However, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn recently stated that “if Joshua doesn’t fight Fury or Wilder, they will fight Oleksandr Usyk, Derek Chisora or Dillian Whyte.”

Wilder on the other hand, has only one thing on his mind. In an exclusive interview with World Boxing News, co co-manager Shelly Finkel stated that “The Bronze Bomber” is all-in for the trilogy fight with Fury stipulated in his contract and nothing more.

Wilder certainly has much work to do judging by how the second fight ended. The next bout is likely to head to the same venue. And at this point in time, Wilder is reportedly also has zero plans when it comes to reshuffling his corner.

Finkel further revealed that contrary to some reports about a fourth fight, Wilder “is fully focused on the third fight right now and there is nothing to discuss regarding any fourth fight.”