John Fury believes that McGregor has copied the persona of his son in the UFC, but has heaped praise on the Irishman despite his recent defeat to Dustin Poirier
Tyson Fury’s father John Fury believes that Conor McGregor is copying his son’s fighting persona.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is set to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout on October 9 in Las Vegas in his ring return, after the initial date was rescheduled due to a Covid-19 outbreak in his training camp.
And McGregor has also been involved in a trilogy, with American rival Dustin Poirier who handed him defeat at UFC 264 after being stopped in the first round with a broken leg injury.
But Fury’s father John believes that McGregor is “copying” his son’s persona in the UFC, but has labelled the Irishman a “clever” and “articulate” fighter.
“He was there at the right time, Conor, but again, very clever, very articulate, clever guy. And he’s good at what he does. And he’s great to look at, isn’t he?
“He’s a great watch, love him. Great stuff, especially throwing chairs at buses. He’s took the MMA outside. The only guy that I know that’s fought a bus. Only in Ireland.”
McGregor himself has been linked with a return to the boxing ring in recent months, after initially calling for a training session with Canelo Alvarez and his trainer Eddy Reynoso, as he ponders the move.
But the Irishman has been warned by Bj Flores that if he decides to take on YouTube star Jake Paul, his career could come to a “tumbling stop”.
“But Conor he better not fight Jake(Paul) I will tell you that now. His career will come to a tumbling stop if he fights him, I guarantee that,” Flores told The W.A.D.E Concept.
“But there is plenty of other MMA fights and names that would probably give Jake a better fight.
“We will see which name makes sense for Jake including some pretty big names in MMA, I don’t go easy on Jake.”
And the Irish star has been warned that his behaviour is “falling into Jon Jones territory” as he continues to receive critics for his outside of the cage antics.
“Most recent, a week ago, I was irritated that Conor (McGregor) was deleting tweets. When you start tweeting late at night, high and/or drunk and then you delete them, you have now fallen into Jon Jones territory,” Sonnen revealed on his own YouTube video.
“There is nothing about Jon’s career from a strategic standpoint that you want to mimic. Nothing. Go ahead and learn how he kicks the obliques, learn that spinning elbow, go right ahead.
“Not about career moves, you don’t want to be in Jon Jones territory, right. Conor’s fallen into that territory and I as defender cannot come out and defend a guy who doesn’t want to be defended.”