John Fury, the father of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, has called out UFC president Dana White - following White's negative outlook with respect to Fury's potential future in mixed martial arts.
In a recent interview, Tyson Fury discussed the idea of entering the world of MMA - and called out several notable names in or around the heavyweight division.
Videos surfaced of Fury training for MMA UFC middleweight star Darren Till.
White then spoke to TMZ - and made it clear that Fury would get "smashed" if he made an attempt to enter the UFC against heavyweights like Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
John Fury was not happy with those statements.
"How does he know about smashing anybody when Tyson comes from a smashing family, you know what I’m saying? When I can probably smash Dana White with one punch, you know what I’m saying? So how can he write my son off like that? You can’t write a man off with Tyson’s ability or heart or will to win, and he knows that. He’s talking stupid,” John Fury said to IFL TV.
“Let him talk to me like that. I’ll fight him. Match me up with him tonight, you know what I’m saying? Because I believe I’m the best 54-year-old man in the world. I’m the fittest, I know that, and I’m the best 54-year-old man on the planet. I’m going to prove it anytime, anywhere, for free or for money. So let him take that in your pipe and smoke it. I mean that, mate. Keep my son’s name out of your mouth. If it’s not good, don’t talk about him.”