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No Beef Tyson Fury says Twitter feud with Conor McGregor was publicity stunt

The pair went head-to-head earlier this month when they engaged in a brief online row and traded insults on Twitter

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World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo: PA Wire

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo: PA Wire

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo: PA Wire

Tyson Fury has said that his recent Twitter feud with Conor McGregor was a “bit of a publicity stunt.”

UFC star McGregor and WBC heavyweight champion Fury went head-to-head last month when they engaged in a brief online row and traded insults on Twitter.

The pair have since squashed their beef, but the British boxer has insisted that their spat was fabricated.

“Bit of a publicity stunt. Super Bowl weekend, all eyes on us,” Fury told reporters at the press conference for his heavyweight title fight with Dillian Whyte.

“Beef? Man’s 10 stone. [I'm] 20 stone, behave yourselves. Only beef we would have is me eating him in a beef sandwich.”

Their spat came after Dubliner McGregor hit out at Fury when he shared a photo of McGregor’s rival Khabib Nurmagomedov and praised him for doing his career “right” by retiring on a high.

He said: “This man did it right. Got in & won & got out on top. Big respect.”

McGregor, who was defeated by Khabib in 2018, shot back at the Englishman for not stepping in when Billy Joe Saunders’ dad was shoved by security at the Canelo Alvarez fight last year.

“Yup the Joyces. Big Joe! U bottled it with Billy joe Da, what were you doing there?” the 33-year-old said in a now deleted tweet.

“U Left him, Versace t*** U.Done.Nothing. Ya's did it right ye right hahahahaaj. Even when I'm wrong i'm right. Who did it right? The Mac daddy tonight, in house. Miami d12! Bahamas #skyjuice”

But in response, Fury said: “Come back when u win a fight mush, & the difference in me & you is i don’t get myself in trouble & people actually like me, your just a bully who hit old man.”

McGregor then replied: "Oh no people don’t like me what will I ever do hahahahaaha idiot.

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“You are just a little r** licker bro. That's all. You stood there while your friends father was being attacked and done nothing.”

Fury didn't respond to this tweet, and later McGregor tweeted a clip of Fury heaping praise on the former UFC champion which appeared to have put an end to the feud.

“It's all good, we forget it,” tweeted McGregor. “Fair play Tyson. God bless ya mate.”

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