Tyson Fury snapped back at Joe Rogan in a profanity-laced rant after the longtime UFC commentator suggested that Jon Jones would smash him in a fight.
‘The Gypsy King’ is currently rumored for a December clash with Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk. The two were originally slated for a summertime showdown, but negotiations reportedly broke down, leaving Fury without an opponent. Recent reports suggest that Fury and Usyk could finally face one another during the holiday season in Saudi Arabia with Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua serving as the co-main event.
With some time on his hands, Tyson Fury decided to address comments made by Joe Rogan regarding a hypothetical fight between himself and reigning UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Speaking with comedian Andrew Schulz on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, the former Fear Factor host claimed that Jon Jones would dog-walk ‘The Gypsy King’ should the two combat sports icons ever square off.
“No one thinks that Tyson Fury can beat Jon Jones in a fight,” Rogan said. “No one thinks that. Tyson doesn’t think that. You want to talk about who’s the baddest man on the planet? If Jon Jones and Tyson Fury are locked into a room, I’m pushing all of my chips on black.
“Tyson Fury is an amazing boxer [but] he doesn’t have a f*cking chance in hell of making it out of that room. Zero chance, he would have to catch Jon immediately with one punch and I just don’t see that happening, man. The threat of the takedown looms so large, that shot would come so unexpectedly and when he gets his hands around you, you’d be stunned.”
Tyson Fury Unloads on ‘Little P*ssy’ Joe Rogan
Getting wind of Joe Rogan’s comments, Tyson Fury lobbed a variety of explicit insults toward the popular podcaster.
“I am the baddest man on the planet,” Fury said in a video shared on his Instagram Stories. “I heard Joe Rogan say something about me the other day but I have been off of all social medias so I didn’t reply to the little p*ssy. The little f*cking bald-headed midget. I heard him say Jon Jones could f*ck me up if we were in the room together,” Fury said in the explicit-filled rant.
“I don’t think so, not a man born from his mother can f*ck me up. If we were ever on our own in a room, whatever happens in a room, I’d be walking out not a f*cking problem.”
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Jon Jones is yet to comment on Rogan’s prediction, but it’s safe to assume that ‘Bones’ is putting all of his attention on a highly anticipated clash with general consensus heavyweight GOAT Stipe Miocic. Jones made his triumphant return at UFC 285 in March, capturing the vacant UFC heavyweight championship with a quick submission of top contender Ciryl Gane.
Jones initially hoped to step back inside the Octagon with Miocic during the promotion’s annual Internation Fight Week festivities. Recent rumors suggest the two will put their meeting on hold until November when the UFC returns to the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden.