Tyson Fury says lone 1 antheral tin bushed Jon Jones successful MMA.
‘The Gypsy King’ believes Tom Aspinall, who is helping him hole to combat erstwhile UFC champion Francis Ngannou successful Saudi Arabia connected October 28, could outpouring an upset if helium gets the accidental to look Jones.
After seeing Aspinall up adjacent and watching his emergence done the UFC heavyweight ranks, Fury is convinced he’s susceptible of achieving large things successful MMA.
“I’m bringing him successful arsenic a sparring spouse successful mentation for a UFC champion,” helium told TNT Sports.
“He’s a bully fighter, astir apt could person made it arsenic a pro boxer. I was rather definite helium would person gone connected and won a satellite championship, but helium had a derailment with his knee, and that fell out, present he’s had his comeback trail.
“I deliberation helium tin bash it. He’s large enough, he’s got the power, he’s a achromatic loop successful jiu-jitsu.”
The 35-year-old compared Aspinall to himself and Jones to Wladimir Klitschko portion assessing the Englishman’s accidental of becoming the archetypal antheral to (legitimately) bushed the champion combatant successful UFC history.
In 2015, Fury famously travelled to Dusseldorf and won arsenic a monolithic underdog erstwhile helium fought Klitschko who had gone much than a decennary without tasting defeat.
Fury thinks Aspinall could bash thing akin against Jones.
He added: “It’s a pugnacious one. Jon Jones is the Tyson Fury of boxing.
“People are incapable to bushed him. Very pugnacious one. Even though Tom Aspinall’s a mate, Jon Jones is astir apt considered the top of each clip successful MMA, truthful I don’t know.
“It’s astir apt like, tin anyone bushed Wladimir Klitschko earlier Tyson Fury bushed him? Probably not, but past Tyson Fury bushed him.
“If anyone tin bushed Jon Jones, it’ll beryllium Tom Aspinall. Nobody else.”
Fury mightiness really get the accidental to combat Jones earlier Aspinall.
The WBC heavyweight champion precocious expressed an involvement successful facing the two-weight UFC champion aft Dana White voiced his desire to marque a crossover bout betwixt them happen.
Boxing fans are hoping he’ll quadrate disconnected against WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk successful a historical undisputed combat aft he’s done with Ngannou.
A British blockbuster with Anthony Joshua is besides connected the table, but Fury ditching boxing’s biggest stars to instrumentality connected a 2nd successive MMA combatant can’t beryllium ruled out.
Especially erstwhile it’s a fable similar Jones calling him out.