“You’ll Be Fine and You Might Get Extra $200M…”: Tyson Fury Urged to Take Jon Jones Fight After Conor McGregor’s $100,000,000 Success Against Floyd Mayweather

Published 06/06/2023, 12:23 PM EDT

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Following a controversial statement by Joe Rogan claiming that Jon Jones was a superior fighter to Tyson Fury, the worlds of MMA and boxing became embroiled in a clash of differing opinions. This ignited a heated exchange between Fury and ‘Bones’ across various online platforms. However, Jones staunchly refused to enter the boxing ring to face Fury and instead presented a bold challenge: a fight inside the octagon.

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Dana White, the president of the UFC, noticed the situation at the post-fight press conference for UFC Vegas 74 and made an unexpected offer to the heavyweight boxer. While expressing some skepticism towards boxers who sought to challenge MMA fighters in the traditional boxing ring, White affirmed that if Fury wants to fight for ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet,’ he would arrange the fight within the UFC.

At the moment, the retired UFC legend Michael Bisping has compared the bout between Jones and Fury to ‘The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History,’ which took place between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

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Michael Bisping compares Tyson Fury versus Jon Jones to Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather

In a video uploaded on Michael Bisping’s YouTube channel, he compared ‘The Gypsy King’ versus ‘Bones’ to the ‘Notorious’ versus ‘Pretty Boy’ match. Bisping also mentioned, how things will be reversed this time when MMA and the boxing world collide.

He said, “When Conor versus Floyd, it was Conor. So sorry, Floyd was kind of quiet, wasn’t he? I will never forget Conor talked so much sh*t. Rubbing it on his head talking sh*t to Stephen Espinoza from Showtime. I mean he was selling that fight he did a phenomenal job.”

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He added, “I think this time it would be the reverse, Tyson would be the one talking ridiculous amounts of sh*t. What I mean, showing up in these really loud suits singing away at the press conference and Jones is no strange on the microphone. He’ll speak up. He’ll talk a bit about it as well so I think if he did a world tour I think those numbers would be phenomenal and I think Tyson Fury listen, if he loses that fight it’s not going to hurt.” 

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After saying this, ‘The Count’ asked Fury to go for the fight. In the latter part of the conversation, he said, “I think, Tyson Fury, listen if he loses that fight it’s not going to hurt. No, it’s not gonna hurt. You might get guillotined. You might get your naked choked. You’re not gonna get it yeah. You’ll be fine and you might have an extra 200 million in your bank account, do it, Tyson.

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What happened in ‘The Biggest Fight of Combat Sports History?’

Even though several years have passed since the showdown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, combat sports enthusiasts continue to discuss the memorable clash. This boxing match, often referred to as The Money Fight and The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History, left a lasting impression.

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At the time of the bout, both Mayweather and McGregor were at the pinnacle of their respective careers. Mayweather held an undefeated record as an eleven-time five-division boxing world champion, while ‘The Notorious,’ reigned as the UFC lightweight champion.

Their collision in the ring created a momentous event in sporting history. However, McGregor’s fans were left disheartened as he ultimately suffered defeat in the tenth round via TKO. Despite his spirited effort, the outcome did not favor McGregor, leading to disappointment among his supporters. However, the Irishman later revealed that he earned around $100 million from the fight. At the moment, the fans would have to wait to see if Jones versus Fury would come to fruition.  WATCH THE STORY: UFC World Reacts to Dana White’s Major Announcement

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