Dana White welcomes Tyson Fury to the world of the UFC with open arms.
Fury, the reigning WBC heavyweight champion and former undisputed ruler of the division, has recently engaged in a heated online feud with Jon Jones, the current UFC heavyweight champion. This clash was ignited when Fury responded to podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan's remark, suggesting that Jones would easily defeat Fury in an unsanctioned setting. In response, Fury called Rogan a "little p****" and confidently asserted his ability to triumph over Jones.
Jones fired back, and the two renowned combat sports athletes have been exchanging verbal blows ever since. Hence, it was only a matter of time before UFC President Dana White voiced his opinion on the matter. During an interview with BroBible, White not only expressed his support for his fighter but also explored the potential financial prospects that could arise from this situation for all parties involved.
“Jon Jones is the baddest dude on the planet,” White said. “There’s no debate, there’s no denying it. There’s no debate. I don’t care what anybody says, everybody can try to spin it, a lot of this stuff is clickbait, and you know how I am.
“If Tyson Fury really wants to fight Jon Jones in the UFC, I will make it happen. Here’s my thing right now to Tyson Fury, ‘Tyson, if you’re serious, let me know.’ Tyson and I have a good relationship. I like Tyson Fury.”
Fury finds himself in the crosshairs of the mixed martial arts world, captivating fans as he fearlessly confronted former UFC heavyweight champion and current PFL signee, Francis Ngannou, following his emphatic knockout of Dillian Whyte in London back in April 2022. The allure of a clash with Fury has also enticed former UFC champions Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos, who have openly expressed their desire to engage the boxing maverick, be it inside the squared ring or the Octagon.
When queried about his forecast for a potential Fury vs. Jones matchup, White offered a straightforward response, suggesting that the most fitting resolution lies in actualizing the fight itself.
“Let’s find out,” White said. “Listen, we can talk all we want. Tyson can talk, Jon Jones can talk, I can talk, we can all talk. Let’s do it. If Tyson’s serious and he wants to do it—I got Floyd Mayweather to fight. We paid Floyd and got Floyd the number he wanted. If Tyson Fury is serious and he wants to fight Jon Jones in the UFC, let’s start talking.”