Joe Rogan made waves a little while ago when he said that he would be betting on Jon Jones in a hypothetical scenario where Jones and Tyson Fury are locked in a room together and only one gets to come out.
“Tyson Fury is an amazing boxer. [But] He doesn’t have a f**king chance in hell of making it out of that room… Zero chance.”
To MMA fans, this is hardly news considering MMA is incredibly demanding and multifaceted which means the sheer gap in martial arts techniques would be enough to put them over the top.
However Tyson Fury got upset over it and wound up calling Rogan a ‘little effing bald headed midget’ in a video response.
“I’m the baddest man on the planet,” Fury said on his Instagram story. “I heard Joe Rogan say something about me the other day, and I’ve been off all the social media so I didn’t reply to the little p*ssy. The little f***ing bald-headed midget.”
But there are MMA star lining up around the corner to take Fury on his word – namely Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou.
The heavyweight champs are more than open to it. Jon Jones suggested:
“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, give Dana a call. I’ll help you out.”
Meanwhile Francis Ngannou asserted that he’s the only one that actively pursued a way to make the challenge count.
Francis Ngannou has joined the PFL a couple of days ago. He’s expected to make his MMA return in mid 2024. Despite his move, Ngannou still intends to pursue a boxing career.
Ngannou expressed his desire to face Tyson Fury in the boxing ring. Tyson Fury offered an MMA gloves boxing exhibition with Mike Tyson as a referee. No concrete plans have been made. Fury dodged a clash with Usyk and is negotiating a return against either Andy Ruiz or the infamous Saudi Arabia tournament.
Fury also can’t travel to the US still thanks to his ties with the Kinehan clan.
Ngannou recently revealed discussions have taken place with Deontay Wilder’s camp.
Plans with Anthony Joshua were hindered by a potential bout in December.
Ngannou aims to have a tune-up boxing bout this year before pursuing bigger opponents.
MMA’s resident loud mouths Dillon Danis and Sean Strickland gave their own two cents worth.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.