Jon Jones confirms negotiations with Tyson Fury for a two-fight showdown following Dana White’s support

There were a lot of questions regarding Tyson Fury’s upcoming bout after the highly anticipated title unification bout between ‘The Gypsy King’, and Oleksandr Usyk failed to materialize due to negotiation difficulties. 

Meanwhile, Jon Jones has been rumored to potentially face former champion Stipe Miocic in a November pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, although no official announcement has been made regarding the fight.

Jon Jones confirms negotiations with Tyson Fury

Jones has expressed willingness to face Fury kin at least two occasions. Once inside the octagon for an MMA bout and once inside the boxing ring to keep things somewhat fair.

“I would love it if Dana could make that fight happen,” Jon said Saturday during a red carpet event at Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar in Las Vegas. “That’s one thing about the UFC, we always give the fans what they want to see.”

“Tyson Fury is just such a magnificent opponent, and it would be awesome to make that fight happen. I’m up for it, and I’d even be willing to box him. Let’s see what happens,” he added.

In response, Tyson undermines the abilities of Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou by challenging them to face him on the same night. Fury, who has encountered difficulties securing a fight in recent months, seems to have targeted both Jones and Ngannou, both of whom have also expressed interest in a crossover matchup.

‘The Gypsy King’ dismisses the possibility of stepping into the cage but asserts that the current and former UFC heavyweight champions pose no threat to him within the boxing ring.

Dana White weighs in on Fury vs Jones

During a recent media appearance at UFC Fight Night on ESPN 45, Dana White, the president of UFC, reaffirmed his proposal to heavyweight boxing champion Tyson.

Without prompting, White broached the topic of a potential UFC matchup between Fury and the current heavyweight champion, Jon, and emphasized that his offer to Fury remains open.

White expressed his admiration for Tyson and their amicable relationship, emphasizing the ongoing debate surrounding the designation of the “baddest man on the planet.”

While White believes that Jones holds that title in the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA), he acknowledges Fury’s claim to it in the boxing ring.

Recognizing the preference of boxing enthusiasts to confine the discussion to the ring, White put forth a proposition to Tyson, whom he seems to hold in high regard.

He proposed making a fight happen between Jones and Fury inside the UFC octagon, underscoring that it would serve as the ultimate test to determine the true holder of the “baddest man on the planet” title.

Tyson Fury vs Jon Jones

Dana assured Fury that he would handle the financial aspects of the deal, drawing a parallel to the successful negotiations conducted with Floyd Mayweather in the past.

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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