Tyson Fury has explained his theory as to why a social media row broke out between him and Conor McGregor.
The heavyweight boxing champion was recently embroiled in a back-and-forth with the Irishman, as the pair traded insults on Twitter.
The row began after Fury posted a photo and praised McGregor’s arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the boxer insists there’s no ‘beef’ between him and the star. UFC.
The pair had previously spoken enthusiastically to each other in interviews, and Fury suspects McGregor – who is still on the sidelines of taking a two-legged break last July – kicked off the online dig to draw some attention. Warning.
‘Super Bowl weekend baby, Super Bowl weekend. It’s time to get attention when you need it,’ Fury told Ariel Helwani on the MMA time. ‘There’s no beef between me and Conor McGregor. What beef would he have with me?
“A 150 pound guy in a totally different sport, how could he fight me? It’s not even a thing.
“Obviously he was trying to achieve some fame on Super Bowl weekend. It’s called Super Bowl weekend fever, everybody gets it!
Fury called the row a “publicity stunt” at the press conference. for his heavyweight title fight with Dillian Whyte on Tuesday, insisting on the ‘oThe only beef we would have is for me to eat it in a beef sandwich”.
The Gypsy King also shocked fans by announcing next month’s Wembley showdown with Whyte for the WBC Heavyweight Championship would be his last fight.
The 33-year-old was destined for the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk but instead plans to retire in order to spend more time with his family.