3 Years After Being Humbled by Khamzat Chimaev’s Friend, Tyson Fury Warned About ‘Dangerous’ MMA Fight Against Jon Jones by Michael Jai White

Published 09/27/2023, 9:11 AM EDT

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Tyson Fury is fighting Francis Ngannou in a professional boxing match on October 28. And most think the lineal boxing heavyweight champion will make short work of the Cameroonian, who is making his boxing debut.

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Tyson Fury is a historically great boxer with incredible skills, which makes the bout doubly hard for Ngannou. And many MMA fans expect Fury to fight against MMA GOAT Jon Jones next post their social media back and forth. But, in an interview with VladTV, Michael Jai White said why he thinks the boxer should stay away from an MMA fight against Jon Jones.

White on why Jones vs. Fury in MMA would be a bad idea

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White said Fury taking on the fighter most consider the MMA GOAT in an MMA bout would be unfair to the Manchester resident and a very short affair.

“It’ll be unfair for Jon Jones to fight him in an MMA match. That would be over very fast, very fast. Hopefully, he doesn’t imagine himself in that [an MMA match with Jones], too that’s very comical, yeah,” White said.

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The action star was very impressed with Jones’ calmness and intelligence in the cage. He revealed he had predicted no one could beat ‘Bones’ the first time he saw him fight.

“Because Jones is what I talk about, like, with Mayweather. Look at Jones, [he] is smart as sh**. That dude is so wise, calm, and his fighting intelligence…. The first time I ever saw Jones, I was like nobody’s beating that dude. The first time, before anybody,” the Hollywood star told Vlad.

I will make it happen: Dana White on Fury vs. Jones

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Tyson Fury and Jon Jones briefly went back and forth on social media calling each other out. But, ‘The Gypsy King’ has made it clear that he would only fight Jones under boxing rules, ruling out an MMA fight against ‘Bones’. And it comes as no surprise as a few years ago, former UFC middleweight Darren Till was able to take Fury down easily. UFC boss Dana White, however, has publicly asked Fury to fight Jones in the UFC to determine who is the “baddest man on the planet”.

“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 anybody says… Let’s find out. Listen, we can talk all we want… If Tyson’s serious and he wants to do it—I got Floyd Mayweather to fight. We paid Floyd and got Floyd the number he wanted. If Tyson Fury is serious and he wants to fight Jon Jones in the UFC, let’s start talking…I will make it happen.” White told reporters.

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Who do you think will win in the upcoming Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou fight? Let us know your predictions in the comment section below.

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Kanishk Thakur

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Kanishk Thakur is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in political science from Delhi University, his love for writing and MMA made him want to be part of telling the story of the sport. His journalist mother and love for philosophy and research inculcated a staunch rationalism in him, and the need to substantiate every statement he makes with good evidence.
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