Jon Jones has taken to Twitter and responded to ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson following the callout by the latter. Tyson Spoke to Charlie Mack and gave his views on the current landscape of pay disputes in the UFC. Tyson compared the money made in boxing and offered up a super-fight to ‘Bones’ Jones.
“Listen to this, UFC is more popular than boxing, right? Higher ratings, right? But a UFC fighter will never be richer than a first-class fighter. To make a $100 million, Conor McGregor had to fight Floyd Mayweather. Jon Jones got to fight me if he wants to make some super money.”
The UFC is under fire as many of its top stars are publically feuding with the company. Notable names such as Jorge Masvidal and Jon Jones have gone after Dana White and the UFC brass. Although the discussion around this has died down, the publicized dispute has stirred a larger conversation.
UFC President Dana White spoke to several networks and explained the grievances the fighters have. However, he remains steadfast in his decision that a fighter who is unwilling to fight on old contacts can sit out and not fight.
These disputes have led Jorge Masvidal to price himself out of a welterweight title shot with Kamaru Usman.
Jon Jones has responded to ‘Iron Mike’ and expressed an interest in his offer. The two fighters have been seen sparring together in jest and are said to have a good relation. Jones strongly spoke out against Dana White and threaten to relinquish his light heavyweight title if his demands were not meant.
It remains unclear how the UFC will proceed in dealing with this prevalent issue around fighters pay. Mike Tyson’s return to boxing could be a highly lucrative opportunity for any fighter matched up against him. Jon Jones facing Mike Tyson is a fantasy match-up for combat sports fans around the world. It remains to be seen whether the fight comes to fruition.
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