Tyson Fury has doubled down on his offer to fight Francis Ngannou by urging the UFC heavyweight champion to "come and see him" to make some "real money" following UFC 270.
The WBC heavyweight boxing champion and MMA megastar have exchanged challenges in recent weeks after Ngannou suggested that he wanted his first title defence to be his last in his current employment.
And following his unanimous decision victory over Ciryl Gane on Saturday evening, he again talked up a move into boxing before receiving a direct reply from Fury the following day.
Ngannou told Joe Rogan immediately after his victory: "As I always say, boxing is always in the back of my pocket. It's something that I must do before the end of my career!"
Fury wrote on Twitter: "Congratulations @francis_ngannou but if you want to make some real money come see the GK."
Ngannou's chat with Rogan was not the first time he has mentioned a bout with Fury, having spoken about a potential bout with a Brit in the build up to UFC 270.
The 35-year-old said last month when asked if he would rather fight former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones or Fury: "If you give me the two options, I would choose fighting Tyson Fury.
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"After fighting Stipe [Miocic], the Jon Jones fight was on the table, but it seems like nobody really cares about it, so I don't know.
"And also, we don't even know what is the position of Jon Jones right now. I'm not planning my life based on that. I will plan my life based on the facts."
Ngannou, who classes Mike Tyson as his hero, then got a boost in his desire to fight the very best in the boxing ring after Fury responded positively.
He said in a Twitter video: "Think of the clash of the titans, Fury vs Ngannou. Very excited, very excited…
"I think this would be an absolutely amazing fight, Las Vegas, the world would want to see it.
"The clash of the heavyweight titans."
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