Tyson Fury has long been the king of the quote and that has not changed prior to his rematch with Deontay Wilder.
Fury knows how to make headlines with what he says – even if he sometimes chooses to speak up more than others – and has had a lot of fun lately.
From strange methods to give themselves more clout to supposed switches to fights in the octagon, Fury wins the fight before the fight when it comes to having an impact in the press.
Tyson Fury (right) and the Deontay Wilder rematch will take place on 22 February
In anticipation of the collision, Fury made headlines with a series of bizarre statements
With that collision on February 22 on the horizon, Sportsmail has looked at the best quotes and rules from Fury in the run-up to the Wilder collision.
On an upcoming switch to mixed martial arts …
Fury has long suggested that he could move to other sports. He participated in a WWE competition at the end of last year and has repeatedly hinted that he could participate in a mixed martial arts competition.
In October he suggested that Conor McGregor train him to take part in an octagon collision.
He said: ‘You may see his MMA debut for Tyson Fury this year. It’s different, but, like I said, Tyson Fury [is] taking over.
“I spoke to Conor [McGregor] about it and he is willing to train me and it will be good.
Fury suggested that he had discussed a switch to mixed martial arts in the future
“I come from a long line of bare boxing champions and get injured, bloodied.
‘You saw in my last fight that there was blood everywhere, it is nothing new to me. It all belongs to my heritage. I’d like to go in there and beat someone up.
‘He [McGregor] just said “when you’re done, let’s go. Come to Dublin and we’ll start training”. I can’t wait I’m going to accept the offer.
“We may be on a double head – The Gypsy King and Conor McGregor. View this space. “
Anger about McGregor’s fight against Donald Cerrone – hinted that the Irishman could train him
Last month, McGregor denied that he had talked to Fury, but spoke of his respect for him.
He said: “Tyson keeps saying that he spoke and said that I would train him. I’ve never talked to Tyson in my life, so I don’t know why he says that.
“It’s not a bad story, so I let it roll.
“Tyson is a good man. I like him. He is a great boxer, phenomenal boxer. Probably the best natural boxer in the heavyweight division at the moment. “
About how he prepares for the fight and changes his life for the better …
Fury was asked during the first press conferences if he had changed his habits prior to the rematch with Wilder.
He had an interesting reaction: “I do many things that I did not do before. I eat five or six meals a day and drink eight liters of water.
“If it gives me a head start, I am willing to try.
“I masturbate seven times a day, have my testosterone pumped.”
The British boxer recently discussed some of his unconventional methods of preparation
About gasoline that plays a role in his preparations …
Fury was criticized by Wilder for having ‘pillows for fists’. Fury responded by suggesting that he would eliminate him in the second round.
About how he would achieve that, Fury has suggested that something strange is happening.
He said: ‘I spoke with an old legendary bald hunter from the traveling community, his name is Big Joe Joyce.
“He told me about dipping his hands in gasoline to make them harder.
“So for this fight, I put my hands into the last three or four weeks of the training camp five minutes a day to really make them harder.” It worked for him so I’m going to try. “
After Wilder said Fury had “pillows for fists,” Fury said he dipped his hands in gasoline
About his plans after fighting Wilder …
As shown above, Fury discussed a switch to MMA, but declined. However, he would like to step into the octagon and fight with boxing rules.
And he has said that he will talk to UFC supremo Dana White about arranging a fight with one of his stars.
Fury said, “I don’t want to fight an MMA fight, roll over the floor, and so on, no. But I would fight against one of their champions with small gloves.
“Maybe in a cage, but with boxing rules. I think that would be very interesting. With UFC gloves, the small 4 ounce gloves, that would be good for me. ”
“After defeating Deontay Wilder next month, I sit down with Dana [White] and we go for it, walk some numbers and see if the fight makes sense, “he added.
“The one who is available from that side, and who is willing to let their a ** kick in the cage by the heavyweight champion of the world, he is the one I want.”
Instead of going to MMA, Fury also suggested that he could fight with boxing rules in a cage
But former promoter Eddie Hearn has his doubts …
Fury claimed that he would donate his bag from the Wilder fight to charity, and when asked, he said, “I gave away my last purse, but I don’t do charity work for a pat on the back.”
“I do it to help people, but I don’t want praise for it, I don’t want to be called a benefactor.”
However, Hearn suggested that Fury did not tell the truth and never gave up his £ 7 million wallet.
He said in May: “One moment he gives away his whole wallet to charity, which he clearly never did, and on the other hand he now returns to his ways of negativity.”
Fury claimed that he had donated his bag from the first fight with Wilder to a charity