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Tony Bellew: I Had Meetings With UFC

By Elliot Foster

Tony Bellew has held meetings with officials regarding a possible switch to MMA.

The former WBC world cruiserweight champion is preparing for his rematch against David Haye next month, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Bellew takes on the ex-WBA heavyweight king at the O2 Arena on May 5.

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But at a media lunch at Liverpool’s Hilton Hotel in the build-up to his fight with the 38-year-old, ‘Bomber’ was not afraid to admit that discussions were had with top brass about a potential showdown with ex-UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

“IMG I think it was, the guys I met with in Vegas,” he said when speaking to talkSPORT. “At the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight, I had a sit down with a couple of guys.

“They were like ‘are you serious?’ and I said ‘100%’.

“I would love to have a go in a cage. Something about it floats my boat.”

Bellew and Bisping traded verbals late last year regarding a potential clash –– with the MMA star ready to don the 10oz gloves and face Bellew, 35, in the squared circle.

Bisping is thought to be mulling over one final fight before retiring, having lost his previous two fights against Georges St-Pierre, for his middleweight belt, and Kelvin Gastelum just two weeks later.

“Bisping can talk – and you know what, I would love it,” Bellew continued. “But I’ve got all the respect in the world for Bisping, it wouldn’t cross over to be nasty or anything. I’m pretty sure it would just be fun.

“I would turn his lights out, he would go fast asleep. He would just go bo-bozing immediately.

“If I hit someone with four-ounce gloves on, it is naughty.”

Tony Bellew’s rematch against David Haye at the O2 Arena in London on May 5 will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Buy now at http://bit.ly/BuyBellewHaye2.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JcLazyX210 on 04-24-2018

[QUOTE=KillaCamNZ;18700432]Pretty much. Ratings are in the tank, and they've learned a hard lesson about putting all their eggs in one basket (Conor). Because if Conor ain't fighting, he ain't making the UFC money. Anyway, no one wants to see Bellew…

Comment by iamboxing on 04-24-2018

Preparing for his future career after he gets blitzed by Haye

Comment by Boksfan on 04-24-2018

[QUOTE] in the build-up to his fight with the 38-year-old, ‘Bomber’ was not afraid to admit [/QUOTE] Who made this article? Bellew is 35 not 38.

Comment by The plunger man on 04-24-2018

Has more chance sitting down with the area managers of KFC ......heard there looking for good local managers and counter staff

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 04-24-2018

Seems like the perfect retirement fight for Bisping. Two bums past their prime hoodwinking the public for some easy cash in a UK showdown. Meh....I'd prefer to see Artem Lobov fight Francis Ngannou

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