Tyson Fury has one situation for Jones combat
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is presently within the MMA headlines. All of it started from a dialog ignited by Joe Rogan, saying Jon Jones would beat “The Gypsy King” handily in the event that they have been caught in a room collectively.
UFC president Dana White – regardless of his vocal <a href="https://www.mmamania.com/2022/5/4/23056789/dana-white-bats-down-stupid-crossover-fight-tyson-fury-francis-ngannou-waste-time-money-Boxing” goal=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>disdain for Boxing crossovers – entertained the thought of a combat between the 2 heavyweights. Now, Fury is laying down his one stipulation.
Fury’s preliminary response to Rogan’s feedback didn’t have any caveats. As he acknowledged by way of a social media video:
“I heard him say that Jon Jones may f—ok me up if we have been in a room collectively. I don’t suppose so.
“Not a person born from a mom can f—ok me up in a room or our personal. No matter occurs in that room, I’d be strolling out. Not a f—ng drawback.”
Seemingly seeing an even bigger alternative exterior of different “gimmick” fights, White <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2023/5/24/23735740/dana-white-if-tyson-fury-really-wants-to-fight-jon-jones-in-the-UFC-i-will-make-it-happen” goal=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>stated this a couple of attainable conflict between Tyson Fury and Jon Jones:
“If Tyson Fury actually needs to combat Jon Jones within the UFC, I’ll make it occur. Right here’s my factor proper now to Tyson Fury, ‘Tyson, in case you’re critical, let me know.’ Tyson and I’ve a very good relationship. I like Tyson Fury.”
In a current social media submit, Fury stated this in response to the UFC boss.
“In the event you guys need to combat me it’s received to be below Boxing guidelines!” he wrote in an Instagram story. “I don’t roll spherical the ground! I arise and punch”
There was an ongoing dialog about crossovers and who would do higher in the event that they made the leap. For probably the most half, MMA fighters have been extra keen to make the transition, and that’s opened boxers to criticisms.
Lately, former UFC champion Josh Barnett joined within the conversion and had this to say.
“Boxers certain like to run their mouths about with the ability to beat MMA fighters in MMA, but they backtrack almost each single time – why? As a result of of their hearts they know higher,” he wrote in a sequence of tweets.
Whereas crazier issues have occurred within the sport, the Fury-Jones matchup is a mere ‘what-if’ situation in the intervening time. He’s rumored to be dealing with IBF cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia, a deal that’s stated to be “<a href="https://talksport.com/sport/Boxing/1435769/tyson-fury-next-fight/” goal=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>all however sealed” at this level. The 34-year-old Fury (33-0-1) final noticed motion in December in opposition to Derek Chisora and gained by way of tenth-round TKO.
As for Jones, he’s solely been rather less than three months faraway from his heavyweight title victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. His subsequent plans could be to defend his title in opposition to Stipe Miocic in New York later within the yr earlier than driving into the sundown. Nonetheless, that combat is rumored to be in peril and Jones is claimed to be dealing with Sergei Pavlovich, as a substitute.