Tyson Fury Has Received A UFC Offer To Face Jon Jones, Jones Open To Boxing Match As Well

Negotiations between Jon Jones and Tyson Fury seem to be heading in the right direction as the UFC gets involved.

Jon Jones, Tyson Fury
Credit: Jon Jones, Tyson Fury (via Instagram)

Fight negotiations between Jon Jones and Tyson Fury seem to be moving in the right direction once the UFC has gotten involved.

Former UFC champion Francis Ngannou left UFC in order to set himself up with a big-name boxing fight. He has been targeting Tyson Fury along with many others to make his boxing debut. However, when he left UFC he left the belt vacant and now Jon Jones is holding that title. In a strange twist, it seems that now Jones might be in the running for a boxing match against Tyson Fury instead of Ngannou.

Fury and Jones have been going back and forth on social media lately. It all began with UFC commentator Joe Rogan hypothetically saying Jones could beat Fury. Now it seems these two may be heading for an actual fight. UFC president Dana White chimed in on this and is looking to put the two of them together inside the UFC Octagon.

Tyson Fury has received an offer from the UFC to fight heavyweight champion, Jon Jones

Fury wants the fight to be held in the boxing ring but would be open to a one and one situation. He spoke about this on Twitter Spaces with foxifytrade via The Mac Life. In this audio, he claims that the UFC has sent over an offer. 

“I’ve been in talks with Francis Ngannou for a hybrid fight. There’s talks of me and Jon Jones doing a hybrid fight,” Fury said. “As we talk right now I received an offer from the UFC yesterday. So we never know what’s going to happen. The future’s bright for sure. And there’s a lot of options out there. And it seems at the moment I’m struggling to get an actual boxing opponent.”

Jones is also interested as well and according to MMA insider Fight Oracle on Twitter, Jones is very much open to splitting modalities with Fury as well. 

A fight between Jones and Fury would be one of the biggest in history and either mixed martial arts or boxing. Never before have there been two heavyweight champions from the UFC and boxing world facing each other.

Published on June 16, 2023 at 3:02 pm
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