Jon Jones is in dispute with the UFC. The light-heavyweight champion is arguably the promotion’s greatest-ever fighter, but they can’t see eye-to-eye on his financial worth. It’s a major stumbling block for both parties as they move forward. Jones even wanted to fight Francis Ngannou but they refused to up his pay.
However, an intriguing side story is emerging. ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson is coming out of retirement for a charity fight of some kind. But the most important thing is that he has got himself into phenomenal shape. This has led many veteran boxers and UFC fighters to claim they are going to take him on.
Now Jones has added himself to the list. After Tyson explained why UFC fighters can’t make the same money as boxers, ‘Bones’ decided to call out the legendary heavyweight. Who do you think would win in a boxing match?
In short, Tyson doesn’t think that UFC fighters can make massive money on their own. He believes that they need to cross over into boxing where the real money is. He used Conor McGregor as an example after the Irishman eclipsed his previous earnings by taking on Floyd Mayweather.
“A UFC fighter will never be richer than a first-class boxer. To make a hundred million dollars, Conor (McGregor) had to fight Floyd (Mayweather)! Even if he fights Jon Jones, he’s not going to get that,” Tyson said on a live chat. “Jon Jones gotta fight me to make some super money.”
“@miketyson I’ll box you in the ring if you promise to give me a real fight in the octagon afterwards. And because I respect you so much, I promise I won’t break anything on you.”