Tyson Fury Walks Back Claim He Could Beat Jon Jones

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Tyson Fury no longer seems confident he could smoke Jon Jones in any setting.

The best boxer on the planet was fired up after Joe Rogan made it clear he thinks the UFC star would absolutely rock Tyson Fury in any setting other than a boxing ring.

Fury released a video torching Rogan and claimed he’d “be walking out” of any room he was in with Jon Jones if a fight happened.

Jon Jones, being the savvy fighter he is, immediately offered to get in the octagon with Fury.

“I’ll admit there’s no one touching you in that ring right now, but let’s not let that confuse you with what would happen if you stepped foot in my cage,” the UFC star tweeted in reaction to Fury’s rant.

“I’m not a cage fighter, mate. I’m a boxer. The best boxer actually. So if you want to come into a boxing ring and fight me, be my guest. Let me know. You don’t have to call anybody else. No Dana. Nobody. You call me because it’s a boxing fight and I’m the boss in this game. You’re a great fighter Jon, but you’re definitely no boxer. That’s for sure,” Fury said in reaction to Jones’ challenge.

No matter how you slice it, Fury definitely came off as a hell of a lot less confident after walking back his claim that he’d take Jones down in any setting.

The backtracking wasn’t lost on Jon Jones, who tweeted Fury “switched” his “beat up faster than Travis Barker.”

Could Tyson Fury beat Jon Jones?

Tyson Fury is the best boxer on the planet with knockout power that changes lives. That’s just a fact. Go watch his fights against Deontay Wilder.

Wilder was supposed to be the baddest man on the planet, and outside of their draw – a terrible decision – Fury hammered him.

You don’t want to find yourself in a boxing ring against Tyson Fury if you value your safety. However, MMA is a totally different beast.

Tyson Fury walks back claims about beating Jon Jones. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Once you’re allowed to take someone to the ground, the dynamics immediately change. If you can’t grapple, you’re going to get lit up like a Christmas tree by anyone who knows what they’re doing.

Yes, Tyson Fury would knock out Jon Jones almost immediately in a boxing match. That’s not up for debate. However, an MMA fight would be a different story. The moment Fury hit the ground, it would be over.

Would Jon Jones annihilate Tyson Fury in a fight? (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fury did the right thing by walking back his rant. You can be the best boxer on the planet and still not be good enough to beat an MMA legend. These are just the facts.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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