Looks like the UFC wants in on the Tyson Fury business.
Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, and Jon Jones, the UFC heavyweight champion, have been engaged in an online war of words recently.
Fury claims that the UFC has offered him a ‘hybrid fight’ with Jones, after their ongoing discussions.
“I’ve been in talks with Francis Ngannou for a hybrid fight,” Fury said on a Twitter Spaces stream on Friday. “There’s talks of me and Jon Jones doing a hybrid fight, as we talk right now. I received an offer from the UFC yesterday.
“So, you never know what’s going to happen. The future’s bright for sure, and there’s a lot of options out there.
“It seems, at the moment, I’m struggling to get an actual boxing opponent. Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the WBC (World Boxing Council), did an interview on a podcast recently, and he said: ‘Tyson’s a victim of his own success. He’s that good, people don’t want to fight him. They’d rather fight someone else.’
“That’s what I’m experiencing right now. I think I’ve called out everybody in the top 15 in the heavyweight division in the last six months, and I’m still without an opponent, as we speak today.”
Fury also mentioned that there have been talks about a hybrid fight with Francis Ngannou. However, Fury is struggling to get an actual boxing opponent as people don’t want to fight him due to his success.
UFC president Dana White seems willing to make a match between Jones and Fury, but the fight would have to be under boxing rules as Fury only stands up and punches.
Fury caught wind of UFC analyst Joe Rogan’s comment, and challenged him to a fight.
Meanwhile, Fury boasts an unbeaten record of 33-0-1 in 34 career boxing matches, whereas Jones last fought in March after a three-year absence and secured his victory with a submission against Ciryl Gane.
No doubt this would be a Pay Per View bonanza.