Bisping: Tyson Fury would be destroyed by Cain Velasquez
By Scott Gilfoid: Earlier today, unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) was flapping his gums about wanting to fight UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and talking about how he can beat him whether it be in the ring or in the cage. The 6’9” Fury then challenged Velazquez.
We’re still waiting to see what the San Jose, California based Velazquez thinks of the idea of fighting Fury. One person thinks it’s a really bad idea for Fury is fellow Brit Michael Bisping, a UBF fighter with good skills. He thinks Fury wouldn’t’ stand a chance against Velasquez unless it was a boxing match.
Speaking with the mirror.co.uk, Bisping said “If he’s [Fury] calling out UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez then quite frankly he’s living in a fantasy world and needs to come back to reality. He would be absolutely destroyed in a matchup against Cain. Cain’s a UFC champion and Fury wouldn’t stand a chance.”
This is very true. Poor Fury would be taken down like a lion taking down a long-legged Giraffe in the African safari and then Fury would beaten senseless or put in one of those MMA submission holds where Fury would have to tap out to escape the sheer pain that he would be suffering. Velasquez would literally with Fury before putting him out of his misery.
If this was a boxing match then no question, Fury would win because Velasquez looks awkward and completely unskilled when he’s trying to stand and fight. I think some of Fury’s recent victims like Martin Rogan and Vinny Maddalone would easily destroy Velasquez in a boxing match. It wouldn’t be a fight because those guys are trained boxers, but it’s the same for Fury if he tried to compete in an MMA fight.
Fury doesn’t have the wrestling or Jiu Jitsu background that Velasquez does, and it would take him ages to learn all that. He’s got too much body to be an MMA fighter. The heavyweights are usually short wrestler types with long torsos and short stubby legs. It’s all upper body type stuff in this sport. The guys that do well have short legs just like in normal wrestling.