Tyson Fury has launched a swearing tirade at famed podcast host Joe Rogan over a hypothetical showdown between the heavyweight boxing champ and UFC star Jon Jones.
The outburst was sparked by recent comments from Rogan suggesting the UFC legend would triumph in a hypothetical bout between the two athletes.
Fury, 34, took issue with remarks from Rogan, 55, during a podcast episode where he claimed the Gypsy King would suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of MMA GOAT Jon Jones.
‘You mean who’s the baddest man on the planet? If Jon Jones and Tyson Fury are locked in a room, I push all my chips on black,’ Rogan told comedian Andrew Schultz on the podcast.
“Tyson Fury is an incredible boxer – he has no chance of getting out of this room. He has no chance of getting out of this room. Zero chance.
‘[Fury] should catch Jon immediately with a punch, and I just don’t see that happening, man.
Rogan said he had little doubt UFC champion Jon Jones would beat Fury if the two met in a cage – or were locked in a room together.
Fury lived up to his name with a vicious, swearing rant against Rogan and said he would beat Jones anytime
A defiant Fury thinks he would emerge victorious from such a fantastic fight and wasn’t about to drop Rogan’s prediction.
Rogan’s theory was based on the significant threat posed by Jones’ takedown ability. However, Fury vehemently disagreed with that assessment, sparking a fiery response on social media while pacing around his gym.
“I heard Joe Rogan say something about me, and I left all social media and didn’t respond to that little p****, little fucking dwarf, bald dwarf,” says Furie .
“I heard him say that Jon Jones might fuck me up if we were in the room together.
‘I do not think so. No man born from a mother could fuck me, in a room, all alone. Whatever happens in this room, I’ll get out. Not a problem ******.
Before this controversy erupted, the two seemed to share a friendly rapport, with Fury even appearing as a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience in 2018.
Nonetheless, Fury made sure to tag Rogan in an Instagram story to make sure the podcast host was aware of his displeasure.
Jones, the current No. 1 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings, responded to Fury’s rant on Twitter. While he praised the boxer’s prowess in the ring, he also pointed to the Gypsy King’s poor chances in the Octagon.
Fury took aim at both Rogan and Jones in his social media rant, but there’s no sign of a hybrid fight anytime soon
Jones said he respects Fury as a boxer but has no doubt he will beat the heavyweight champion under UFC rules
Jones even went so far as to urge Fury to contact UFC President Dana White if he wanted to settle the matter once and for all.
“Hey Tyson, looks like Joe may have struck a chord,” Jones said on Twitter. “I admit there’s no one touching you in this ring right now, but don’t let that confuse you with what would happen if you set foot in my cage.”
Jon Jones boasts an impressive 27-1-1 record and is widely regarded as the greatest UFC fighter of all time.
After successfully defending the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship 11 times, he vacated the title before winning the Heavyweight Championship on March 4 from Cyril Gane.
Meanwhile, Tyson Fury came up with the idea of taking on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a four-ounce glove showdown.
You notice that! He wasn’t called the baddest when he was still a free agent. He signed safely behind a new organization, and now, suddenly, the worst thing that works. As if we haven’t all seen him leave that cage before. https://t.co/2lm13FUqxI
— BONY (@JonnyBones) May 16, 2023
The two fighters squared off in the ring following Fury’s victory over Dillian Whyte, but plans for a match between them have since fallen through.
In response to Fury’s recent outburst, Ngannou, now the Professional Fighters League’s highest-profile acquisition [PFL] history, reminded the Gypsy King of their past encounter.
Fury also expressed his desire to sign a new 10-fight contract following his retirement, non-retirement and knockout of Derek Chisora last December.
However, a title unification bout with fellow undefeated champion Oleksandr Usyk has yet to materialize, prompting Fury to challenge promoter Frank Warren to secure him a fight.
As for Jones, he is expected to defend his title against former champion Stipe Miocic, although an official date for the contest remains unconfirmed by the UFC.