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Despite Dana White’s Offer to Settle ‘Baddest Man’ Debate, Tyson Fury Snubs Jon Jones as Boxer Taunts Francis Ngannou in Wild Rant

Published 06/05/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury, & Jon Jones – These three names have been entangled in rumors to fight one another for a long time now. Last year, Ngannou and Fury teased fans with a boxing bout between them, which has not been finalized yet. On the other hand, things between Tyson Fury and UFC champion Jon Jones got heated as well.

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During one of his popular podcasts, Joe Rogan voiced his opinion, suggesting that Jon Jones would defeat Tyson Fury in an unregulated fight. Soon, Fury took offense to this comment and promptly called out both Rogan and Jones. The tension between Fury and Jones added fuel to the already intense rivalry brewing in the heavyweight division. But now, it seems like Fury might be snubbing Jones and going back to Ngannou!

Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou engage in a social media Twitter


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Recently, Francis Ngannou posted a video on Twitter showcasing his punching power. With the video, he wrote “Anyway … I’ll be ready”, hinting at a fight against Tyson Fury. Not one to shy away from verbal exchanges, Tyson Fury took to his Instagram story to respond to the brewing controversy.

I’ll have 15 pints and still KO you big stiff tramp, Fury hit back at Ngannou on his Instagram story. Following this, Ngannou made a confident and bold statement to the boxing legend. The former UFC champ hit back at Fury by suggesting he stops talking and finalizes a boxing bout. Further, Ngannou also stated that he is doing ‘The Gyspy King’ a favor by agreeing to fight in boxing rules.


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“Stop talking, Tyson, and come try. I’m already doing you a favor using your gloves and your rules because (of) your limited skill set.”

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Interestingly, this social media war happened mere days after Dana White made an interesting proposal to Tyson Fury for a fight against Jon Jones.

When Dana White proposed Tyson Fury vs Jon Jones


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Just days after the Tyson FuryJoe Rogan controversy, Dana White publicly spoke about it in his signature fashion. Following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 74 event, White challenged ‘The Gypsy King’ to a fight against Jon Jones.

“All of these boxing guys want to keep talking about this and keep it in the ring. I’m telling Tyson Fury, who I respect very much if you really want to find out who the baddest man on the planet is, I will make that fight. I will make Jon Jones vs. Tyson Fury in the Octagon.”


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Sushant Sharma


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Sushant Sharma is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports who has a keen understanding of the complex commercial nature of the sport. With a degree in Commerce from a prestigious institute, Sushant has a unique perspective on the multi-million-dollar industry that surrounds the UFC. He is an avid fan of the sport and has been following it closely since 2016.
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Akash Pandhare