Tommy Fury slams Jake Paul urging him fight in UFC after calling out MMA stars

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Tommy Fury has told bitter rival Jake Paul to quit boxing and 'fight in UFC' as the YouTuber continues to call out MMA stars.

Fury, 22, and Paul, 24, were due to finally settle their war of words in the ring in December with a bout in Florida, only for the Englishman to withdraw at late notice, citing illness and injury.

Ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley duly stepped in at short notice, only for Paul to topple him for the second successive bout with a dramatic knockout win.

Following the win, 'The Problem Child' challenged UFC legends Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, a move perceived as a direct snub to Fury's public plea for their original bout to be re-arranged for 2022.

Paul's professional record now stands at 5-0, a statistic met with much scepticism from fans and pundits who point to the fact the YouTuber is yet to face a full-time boxer.

And now Fury has sought to goad him with comments that will only serve to rile, telling his rival to either commit to a clash or leave boxing and join the UFC.

"The fact of the matter is there’s unfinished business here and this fight needs to take place, because how can he be serious about fighting if he’s never fought a boxer before?" he told MMA Hour.

"How can he be serious about this? He keeps referring to the UFC.

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"If he wants to go and fight in the UFC, don’t put on a pair of boxing gloves again and go and fight in the UFC.

"Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never ever fought one."

Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight king Tyson, has a 7-0 pro record himself, but knows a bout with Paul would prove his most lucrative fight to date by far.

However, despite admitting it's the fight he wants next, the former Love Island star has warned he will only wait so long before moving on with his career elsewhere.

"So Jake Paul, yes, it’s a great fight. It’s a big fight. But it doesn’t really make me achieve my dreams," he continued.

"So at the end of the day, I’ll wait for a certain amount of time, I’ll try my best to get this fight back on track.

"You talk to everybody, this is the fight that I want. But at the end of the day, my career goes on.”

  • Jake Paul
  • Tommy Fury
  • UFC
  • Boxing

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