LEAKED text messages between Tyson Fury and Jon Jones reveal ‘talks are underway for a blockbuster two-fight MMA and boxing deal’ after Dana White offered to hold the crossover clash inside the UFC octagon
- Tyson Fury and Jon Jones went at each other’s throats on social media
- The pair are rumored to be interested in a two-fight MMA and boxing deal
- Dana White offered to host the fight under the UFC promotional banner
Rumor has it that talks between Jon Jones and Tyson Fury are underway for a two-fight deal in MMA and boxing.
The MMA Fight Oracle news account claims Jones showed him text messages the UFC heavyweight champion had exchanged with Fury confirming that was the case.
“I just ran into the GOAT @JonnyBones in Atlanta”, tweeted @fightoracle. “The talks between him and @tysonfury are very real.
“He showed me the text messages between them. 1 boxing match. 1 MMA fight.
‘Jon wants a money fight and has no problem stepping into the lion’s den against Tyson in a 1st boxing ring.
Tyson Fury set to return to the ring in August against an undisclosed opponent
Jon Jones is said to be pushing for a two-fight deal against Fury in boxing and MMA
Dana White has declared interest in hosting the fight inside the UFC octagon
He added: “Jon is in Atlanta cornering teammate Maurice Greene at #PFL5.
“Francis Ngannou will also be in the building tomorrow evening. A lot is happening behind the scenes. Business has picked up.
It comes after UFC President Dana White said he would be happy to fight between the two inside the Octagon.
However, Fury has made it very clear that he has no intention of facing Jones unless it is under the Marquess of Queensbury’s rules.
The WBC heavyweight champion is set to return to the ring in August and teased an “imminent announcement” for his next fight.
His next opponent is expected to be Frank Sanchez, Martin Bakole or Agit Kabayel, all of whom are ranked in the WBC’s top 15 ratings.