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Tyson Fury talks Twitter trash to Conor McGregor

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Controversial boxing personality Tyson Fury has been at it again, this time lashing out at the world of mixed martial arts, taking to Twitter to do the deed. The outspoken heavyweight champion, 27, lashed out at Irishman Conor McGregor following his defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in Las Vegas on Sunday. Fury criticized McGregor for tapping out ‘too quickly. In a night that also saw Holly Holm lose her bantamweight championship to Miesha Tate,  two big losses for two huge MMA stars, that Fury clearly felt the need to comment.

Fury is no stranger to controversy, and he’s certainly not bashful about opening his mouth on any subject. After McGregor’s defeat, Fury took to Twitter to make his feelings known, going one step further to compare MMA with boxing, as well as his place at the top of the pecking order, of course.

As ever, Fury speaks his mind regardless what the consequences might be. While MMA is an increasingly popular sport, there’s room for the likes of Fury and McGregor both.

Fury, who has yet to defend his Heavyweight title since winning against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, wrote in a series of scathing tweets:

“Both top UFC fighters lost this weekend, Holly Holm showed more than Conor McGregor. The fighting pride of Ireland would not of (sic) tapped out so easy (…) I would of went to sleep first. There can only be 1Tyson Fury.”

Fury suggested that McGregor was all talk and no action, stating that:

“If a man talks the bizo then go and back it up, if I say a thing I do it.”

He then went on to attack MMA as a sport in general, with:

“MMA…gets hard tap out, boxing is the ultimate combat sport. Where 2 proper fighters stand up and fight.”

Any fight fan has come to expect plenty of trash talk from Tyson Fury. The same goes for Conor McGregor, for that matter. So there’s not necessarily too much to be made here, although Fury is right about this — the last time he talked up a big game, or the “bizo” as he says, he backed it up by taking the fight to Klitschko and winning, while McGregor was just on the wrong end of a big, one-sided loss.