Who's got two thumbs and a self esteem issue? THIS GUY! (photo via news.boxrec.com)
Tell me if this doesn't sound familiar. Boxer isn't getting any attention from his own sport, needs to create hype so he starts picking on guys who can't really fight, you know, those MMA guys. Their striking sucks and they wouldn't be able to hang with a "real" boxer for even one round, etc, etc. Apparently the cautionary tale of James Toney calling out Randy Couture was not enough to discourage British boxer Tyson Fury. At 20-0, Fury is a heavyweight contender who hasn't had much luck getting a title shot in his division. So what does he do? He takes to twitter and lays down some keyboard warrior style trash talk.
"Cain Velasquez is a little midget on steds bring it on I'll fight. Not a man born from his mother can beat me! I challenge u to fight all in in a cage or ring! It could be billed as the man vs midget lets get it on! U small stiff idiot. I'm the new baddest man on the planet I'll smash @cainmma. Let's get it on! U all herd it hear first if @cainmma has balls to fight me then lets go!"
Very impressive smack talk, especially if you never intend on following through with it. Much as we would LOVE to see Cain dismantle this guy, the chances of Fury actually backing up what he says and stepping in the cage are slim at best. What do you guys think? Should he be given a shot at the champ or should we just file the trash talking under the "Haters gonna Hate" category? Feel free to let this guy know how you feel about it on his twitter account @Tyson_Fury