World heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury, has never been quiet when it comes to his feelings about MMA fighting. Amidst a number of controversial and incendiary comments directed at other sports, his most recent comment is a swift kick to any MMA fighter's ego.
During his interview with The MMA Hour (via News.com.au), Fury commented:
I think MMA is for people who can't box, basically. That's just my opinion on that. It's not really entertaining for me. The only time it's entertaining is when they stand up and punch each other. That's what I think fans like as well. I don't think anyone likes to see people roll about the floor. I think people want to see the stand-up punching. Even the referee when they're on the floor to get up, get into it. I think I speak on behalf of a lot of people that the best parts of MMA is when they're standing up and trading punches.
While I have to agree that a lot of fans are in it for the standup game, it's not always great to come at your fellow athletes like that. Luckily I don't think anyone will be taking it upon themselves to contest this issue with him. He is the world heavyweight boxing champion, after all.