Jon Jones is more than willing to lend Tyson Fury a hand if he wants to test his skills inside the Octagon.
Jones, the UFC’s reigning heavyweight champion, reached out to ‘The Gypsy King’ on social media after he was caught in the middle of a spat between the promotion’s longtime commentator and the heavyweight boxing icon. It all started when Rogan, during a recent episode of his The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, suggested that ‘Bones’ would mop the floor with Fury in a fight.
“If Jon Jones and Tyson Fury are locked into a room, I’m pushing all of my chips on black,” Rogan said laughing. “Let me tell you something, Tyson Fury is an amazing boxer, (but) he doesn’t have a f*cking chance in hell of making it out of that room.”
Learning of Rogan’s comments, the British behemoth snapped back at the popular podcaster, delivering a profanity-laced response.
“I’ve been off all the social medias and didn’t reply to that little p*ssy, little f*cking midget, bald-headed midget,” Fury said on his Instagram stories. “I heard him say that Jon Jones could f*ck me up if we were in a room together. I don’t think so.”
It didn’t take long for Jon Jones to enter the chat once Fury’s response to Rogan’s comments went viral. While ‘Bones’ showed immense respect for Fury’s work in the squared circle, he made it clear that the Octagon is his world and if Fury wants to find out firsthand, all he has to do is ring Uncle Dana.
“Hey Tyson, it seem like Joe may have struck a nerve,” Jones tweeted. “I’ll admit there’s no one touching you in that ring right now, but let’s not let that confuse you with what would happen if you stepped foot in my cage. If you ever want to put some of those questions you got going on to rest, give Dana a call. I’ll help you out.
Hey Tyson, it seem like Joe may have struck a nerve. I’ll admit there’s no one touching you in that ring right now, but let’s not let that confuse you with what would happen if you stepped foot in my cage. If you ever want to put some of those questions you got going on to rest,…
— BONY (@JonnyBones) May 18, 2023
In this day in age, it’s fairly common to see mixed martial artists trying their hand at professional boxing, but we rarely see the opposite. One of the few examples came in 2010 when UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture squared off with boxing legend James ‘Lights Out’ Toney. Their fight at UFC 118 went pretty much how everyone expected, with Couture landing an early takedown and submitting Toney in the opening round.
Who do you think would win in a fight between ‘The Gypsy King’ and Jon Jones?