A hypothetical clash between Jon Jones and Tyson Fury triggered a social media quarrel among fighters. It came as no surprise that in scenarios that didn’t limit the contenders to just using their fists, MMA fighters predicted that Jones would claim the victory. However, in a boxing-only setting, Fury would have the clear edge according to their pick. It was also unsurprising that at least one competitor attempted to exploit the feud for their own benefit by intending to initiate a fight.
Fury garnered the attention of the entire MMA world when he called out UFC commentator Joe Rogan for opting for Jones in a no-rules scenario. The heavyweight boxing champion harshly criticized Rogan and asserted that he would emerge as the winner no matter the context. In response, Jones invited Fury to the UFC, something that would be highly unlikely given that the boxing star would have to agree to a deal with the MMA promotion.
MMA fighters took to social media to share their thoughts on the Jon Jones vs. Tyson Fury saga. Renato Moicano, for instance, had no qualms about declaring Jones as the winner if it were not restricted to boxing, while Cub Swanson acknowledged Fury’s advantage within boxing but claimed it was a different story in other combat disciplines.
Sodiq Yusuff couldn’t believe Fury’s assertion, considering the disparity in their professions. Meanwhile, Sean Strickland opined that boxing cannot be equated to fighting and that Jones would easily defeat Fury in a no-rules combat. Finally, Dillon Danis went above and beyond, offering 20 million dollars to Fury for a single MMA round.