Boxing and MMA fans have been captivated watching the online war of words between WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury and Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou.
While Fury was once open to facing Ngannou in any ruleset, recently he changed up the rules as Ngannou’s schedule opened up.
Jon Jones also got inserted into this controversy when he willingly accepted the challenge with the caveat that it must be in the UFC – and the two must call Dana White first.
Fury ridiculed the notion and pointed out that he’s his own boss and doesn’t need to call ‘daddy’ for permission.
“I say Jon Jones is pipe top. Jon, you talking about me in the cage? I’m not a cage fighter, mate. I’m a boxer. The best boxer, actually. And so if you want to come into a boxing ring, if I may be my guest, let me know. You don’t have to call anybody else. No, Don, no, nobody. You call me because a boxing fight and I’m the boss in this game.”
This led to Dana White extending an offer to Tyson Fury to step into the octagon and face UFC icon Jon Jones.
In a recent interview with BroBible, Dana White was asked about the situation. White extended an open invitation to Tyson Fury. White stated that if the boxing champion genuinely desired to step into the UFC realm and face Jon Jones, he would make it happen.
He said: “Jon Jones is the baddest dude on the planet, there’s no debate, there’s no denying it. There’s no debate. I don’t care what anyone says, everybody can try to spin it, a lot of this stuff is clickbait. You know how I am.”
“If Tyson Fury really wants to fight Jon Jones in the UFC, I will make it happen. Tyson, if you’re serious, let me know. Tyson and I have a good relationship, I like Tyson Fury… Let’s find out. We can talk all we want. Tyson can talk, Jon Jones can talk, I can talk, we can all talk, let’s do it.”
This is especially hilarious considering that White was badmouthing Ngannou for wanting a boxing payday just a week earlier.
“PFL’s going to pay this guy to train for a boxing match that may not even happen and that they might not even be involved in. How does that make any sense?“
“I mean Anthony Joshua called it a gimmick fight this week, you know. When asked about that fight, he’s like ‘I’m focused on fighting the best guys in the world. I’m not interested in the gimmick fight right now. And that’s one of the big problems with boxing right now.” White concluded his PFL roast.
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