Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has revealed that he has talked to lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury about a move to mixed martial arts (MMA).

In November, when Fury shared images and videos of him training with former UFC title challenger Darren Till on social media, discussions about his future UFC career began. In fact, Fury had earlier also mentioned that he would like to move to UFC after his boxing career ended.

However, White has always remained skeptical until his recent statement on Washington-based 106.7 FM, where the UFC boss confirmed that Fury really is interested in building an MMA career.

“It’s interesting. He and I talked the other day. We talked. So he really is interested in fighting, so I respect that. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens," White added.

Before White and Fury take the UFC contract talks further, the latter needs to end his boxing commitments. He is set to take on Deontay Wilder on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas. The fight, a rematch of their controversial split draw in Dec. 2018, is expected to be a big encounter.

Tyson Fury (R) beat Otto Wallin during in their heavyweight bout in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury (R) beat Otto Wallin during in their heavyweight bout in Las Vegas GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / David Becker

"Let’s see what happens with his boxing career. He’s got this rematch coming up with Wilder, which is obviously huge and a fun fight for the heavyweight division. You’ve got (Andy) Ruiz and (Anthony) Joshua fighting this weekend … So we’ll see how that goes, and we’ll see what happens," the UFC boss said.

Fury has also named the fighters he would want to take on in the UFC — Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou — so one of these could well be Fury's opponent in his MMA debut match in the future.

The professional boxer recently also made his World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) debut when he took on Braun Strowman and defeated him at the Crown Jewel event in Riyadh in October.