Cain Velasquez rules the UFC heavyweight division
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez said on Thursday that boxing contender Tyson Fury, who challenged him to a fight "in a cage or ring," Via Twitter, will have to do more than tweet challenges and insults to get his wish.
Fury (20-0), who stands at 6ft 9in and is ranked No. 10 in the world by The Ring magazine, apparently has grown frustrated that he has not been able to secure a championship bout in the ring against one of the Klitschkos, so Fury challenged Velasquez.
"I didn't know who he was until this, I think he's using my name to gain publicity, which he has done, everybody is bringing it up."
Fury Tweeted. "I challenge you to fight all in a cage or ring! It could be billed as the man vs midget. Let's get it on!"
Velasquez smirked when reminded of the insult, but he wasn't taking the bait. "I'm not a boxer," he said. "I'm a mixed martial artist, and if he wants to fight, he can go into the UFC and work his way up like everybody else does. Nothing is given to you in this world.
"To me, it's like don't talk about it, go ahead and do it. That's all I have to say about that."
"You have to work your way up the ladder, just like everybody else," he said. "Nothing is given to you in this world, so you have to work hard."