On a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the UFC commentator and comedian was discussing what would happen if Fury and Jones were locked in a room, and had to fight their way out.
“Let me tell you something, Tyson Fury is an amazing boxer, (but) he doesn’t have a f*cking chance in hell of making it out of that room.,” Rogan said. “He has no chance of making it out of that room. Zero chance.”
The comments reached Fury, who posted a scathing reply in a video on Instagram. “I heard him say that Jon Jones could f*ck me up if we were in a room together,” Fury said. “I don’t think so.”
Apparently, Jones has been looped in on the conversation about him and the potential fantasy fight against the boxing champion, and offered a reply of his own. It includes a challenge to Fury to contact UFC president Dana White if he wants to set foot inside the octagon to make fantasy a reality.
“Hey Tyson, it seem like Joe may have struck a nerve,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “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.
Hey Tyson, it seem like Joe may have struck a nerve. 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,…
— BONY (@JonnyBones) May 18, 2023
While giving Fury credit for his skills in the sweet science, Jones believes that if Fury were to step foot into his world, things would not go well. Jones haunted the UFC’s light heavyweight division from 2008-20, winning 20 fights, with his lone loss a highly controversial disqualification. Not to mention, his victories in 14 title fights.
In his debut at heavyweight, Jones further cemented his legacy as one of the best MMA fighters of all time by claiming the vacant title by defeating former interim champ Ciryl Gane at UFC 285.
Fury has his own championship accolades inside the boxing ring, but as history has shown, when boxers transition to the MMA cage and vice versa, the result typically favors the fighter who is on home turf, usually in dominating fashion. For example, former boxing champ James Toney tried his hands in the UFC’s octagon in 2010, and was tapped out by Randy Couture, who hardly broke a sweat.
Neither Fury nor Jones have fights currently scheduled, but the likelihood of a real fight coming together, despite Fury showing interest in MMA in the past, is a very long shot.