Tyson Fury reignites war of words with Jon Jones amidst pending news about Ngannou exhibition

The ongoing feud between Tyson Fury and Jon Jones has been reignited once again. This comes after Jones recently settled his long-running dispute with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Adesanya and Jones were captured on video making amends after years of exchanging verbal jabs. Jones recently moved up to the heavyweight division and secured a dual championship by defeating Ciryl Gane in March. Therefore, it seems like the two will not be engaging in a match against each other.

When Fury and Jones recently encountered each other, they decided to bury the hatchet. The two exchanged handshakes and engaged in a playful sparring session. The footage caught the attention of Fury, who shared a clip of the encounter with his Instagram followers.

Alongside the video, Fury provocatively captioned: “Jon Jones, imagine the amount of [right] hands I’d catch u with here.”

Jones wasted no time responding to Fury’s taunt, expressing his confidence in facing the WBC titleholder in a boxing match. He wrote: “I have no reason to doubt myself against any man. Give me a few months in a serious boxing camp. I like my chances. I may just knock you out.”

He fancies his chances against UFC legend Jon Jones

The tension between these combat sports icons initially arose earlier this year when Fury took offense to Joe Rogan predicting that Jones would easily defeat him in a no-holds-barred brawl. While Fury initially claimed he could defeat Jones regardless of the ruleset, he later clarified that he had no interest in crossing over to MMA.

He said: “Do I want to go into a cage and start rolling about with some absolute crank? No, thank you. I make big boy money in a boxing ring, so if any of these guys want to make some big boy money and they want to fight the champ.”

“I suggest get a pair of boxing gloves on and come and fight me under Queensbury rules and make your biggest payday ever.”