“Go and Fight” Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou Potential Fight Cited to Generate Boxing Money as WBC Champ Tyson Fury Predicts $10 Million Purse

Published 10/25/2023, 11:33 PM EDT

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One of the most anticipated bouts of the year is almost here as another huge combat event gets canceled. Francis Ngannou is still set to fight Tyson Fury in his boxing debut. On the other hand, Jon Jones will no longer fight Stipe Miocic after the former tore his pectoral tendon earlier.

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Fans can’t help but ask, what if Ngannou finally gets to fight Jones sometime in the future? With Jones’ most recent injury, it’s obvious that he’s going to have to take some time to make a comeback. On the other hand, after Ngannou’s match against Fury, he’ll have plenty of time to prepare for Jones. Will the fight ever happen? Tyson Fury had some predictions about it.

Tyson Fury predicts how much a Jones vs Ngannou match would make

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Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou are both two of the greatest heavyweights in the UFC. Their power is unparalleled and hence, their entertainment value is insurmountable. It’s a little bit obvious why fans want the two powerhouses to clash.

Recently, Tyson Fury, Ngannou’s next opponent, appeared on The MMA Hour show. He spoke about a number of things and that included a potential Ngannou fight against Jones. He weighed in his thoughts about how much money the fighters could make.

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“I would definitely say him (Ngannou) and Jon Jones is at least a 10 million each fight for sure,” said Fury. “Not collectively not to make do 10 fights each or whatever just on a one-off single fight I would love to believe that that does a lot more than 10 million each, on pay-per-view, and that’s the fight that after I fight him, then I’m sure he’d love to go and fight Jon”

Francis Ngannou is already making quite a lot of money for his fight against fury. The fighter is allegedly receiving about $10 million for fighting Fury. That is a massive fight purse and one can see why PFL would give it to Ngannou and perhaps not every other fighter. So, is it a match for the UFC against Jones? Perhaps it could land him an even bigger bag of cash too.

Fury is certain he’s going to beat Ngannou

In the meantime, Tyson Fury is convinced he’s going to take down Ngannou. Not confident, convinced! His casual mentions of beating Ngannou were a little bit more than visible during the conversation he had with Ariel Helwani. He went on to note that fighting Jones would be a good deal for Ngannou after he beats him.

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“. . . If he goes to boxing and he loses to me, which he will lose to me, then he’s collected $10 million a career high payday.”

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What Fury was trying to say was, that Ngannou could easily lose to Fury and it wouldn’t take such a hit on his reputation because it’s a boxing match, not a cage fight. He would still make $10 million off of that fight. And could just return to the cage later and get back to MMA. So it’s a win-win for Ngannou even if he loses. Fury is certain that he will.

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So what are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments.

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Prit Chauhan

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Prit Chauhan is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. Having worked as a content writer for three years in niches such as mass media marketing, he has also tried his hand at fiction writing, authoring a few short stories in the process. His writing experience, combined with his experience doing research work under the Univesity of California, Berkely, helps him weave fact-based narratives from the Mixed Martial Arts world without missing a beat.
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