A fight between Tyson Fury and Jon Jones has been suggested by Dana White earlier this month. Jones has now appreciated Dana for trying to set up a fight in which he is also very interested.
The reigning UFC heavyweight champion yesterday during a red carpet event at Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar in Las Vegas talked about Fury’s fight in detail.
“I would love it if Dana could make that fight happen. That’s one thing about the UFC. We always give the fans what they want to see.” Jon said.
— MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) June 11, 2023
Will Tyson Fury ever accept Jon Jones’ challenge?
It might thrill MMA and boxing fans, but actually setting up a match for The Gypsy King is a challenging undertaking. Even after five months of negotiations between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, the match eventually never materialized.
Even if a huge hit in terms of financial gain is assured, the British boxer hasn’t made any official comments regarding the crossover heavyweight match. Floyd Mayweather, previously fought Conor McGregor of UFC and earned a staggering $280 million.
Dana White tonight on Tyson Fury vs Jon Jones
“If you really want to find out who the baddest man on the planet is, I will make that fight.” 👀 pic.twitter.com/1qDBVeQ73J
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) June 4, 2023
Jon is willing to take on “The Gypsy King,” even if it means boxing in the ring, whether or not Fury accepts Dana’s offer to fight in the UFC.
“Tyson Fury is just such a magnificent opponent. I’m up for it. I’d even be willing to box him. Let’s see what happens.”
— Mirror Fighting (@MirrorFighting) June 7, 2023
Is Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic scheduled?
Since Jon Jones successfully returned to the octagon by defeating Cyril Gane, fans have been impatiently awaiting the announcement of his next fight.
The UFC president talked about the much anticipated heavyweight title match in an interview with The Pat McAfee Show saying, “We are working on something for him later this year. Everybody knows that we are targeting MSG and possibly him and Stipe Miocic.”
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