Tyson Fury Angry At Joe Rogan For Saying Jon Jones Beats Him; Jones And MMA Stars React

Tyson Fury has reacted angrily to a claim from Joe Rogan on his podcast that UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones would easily defeat the boxing ace if they were both locked in a room together.

“No one thinks that Tyson Fury can beat Jon Jones in a fight,” Rogan told comedian Andrew Schultz on his podcast. “No one thinks that. Tyson doesn’t think that. You want to talk (about) who’s the baddest man on the planet? If Jon Jones and Tyson Fury were locked into a room, I’m pushing all my chips on black.

“Tyson Fury is an amazing boxer. He doesn’t have a f—ng chance in hell of making out of that room. He has no chance of making it out of that room. Zero chance. He would have to, like, catch Jon immediately with one punch. And I just don’t see that happening. The threat of the takedown looms so large.

“That shot will come so unexpectedly. When he gets his hands around you, you’ll be so stunned.”

Fury has since lashed out Rogan for his comments in a video message.

“I’m the baddest man on the planet,” Fury stated. “I heard Joe Rogan say something about me over there. I’ve been off all the social media, so I didn’t reply to that little p-ssy. That little f—ng midget bald-headed midget. I heard him say that Jon Jones could f—k me up if we were in a room together.

“I don’t think so. Not a man born from a mother can f—k me up in a room or our own. Whatever happens in that room, I’d be walking out. Not a f—ng problem.”

Of course it wasn’t long before Jon Jones himself chimed in, and appears to be as confident as Rogan that he’d get the job done, though he suggests they test out the theory in the Octagon rather than a locked room!

“Hey Tyson, it seem like Joe may have struck a nerve,” Jones told the heavyweight boxing champ. “I’ll admit there’s no one touching you in that ring right now, but let’s not let that confuse you with what would happen if you stepped foot in my cage. If you ever want to put some of those questions you got going on to rest, give Dana a call. I’ll help you out.”

Meanwhile, several MMA stars have since also backed Jones to beat Fury in an actual fight due to the glaringly obvious reason that MMA fighters simply have far more ways to emerge victorious in that situation due to their far broader skill-set, though nobody was disputing that Fury would win in a boxing match.

“Boxing… Tyson all day without question….No rules combat…. Jon Jones could put his c*ck in your *ss if he wanted to lmao sorry man.. boxing isn’t fighting…..” – Sean Strickland

“That’s not even a debate… there’s no question Jon Jones would beat the shit out of fury in a fight!!!! #mma #boxing.” – Renato Moicano

“Tyson Fury beats Jon Jones in Boxing and Bare Knuckle Boxing. But Jon easily beats Fury in any other Combat Sport.” – Cub Swanson

“The crazy part is he actually believes this.” – Sodiq Yusuff

Despite all this talk it seems unlikely that Fury will ever fight Jones, but the boxing superstar could refocus his attention on fighting former UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou, who had made competing against him in the boxing ring a priority since leaving the UFC earlier this year, and ‘The Predator’ made sure to let him know yesterday that it’s an option that’s still on the table.

“I have been here the whole time @Tyson_Fury,” Ngannou wrote. “Since none of these boxers want to fight, let’s make it official ☝🏿”

Ngannou signed a money-spinning exclusive MMA deal with PFL earlier this week, but the contract still enables him to pursue boxing matches.

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