Daniel Cormier rates Tyson Fury’s chances to beat Jon Jones in an MMA fight as slim to none.
World champion boxer Fury and UFC heavyweight champion Jones recently engaged in an online spat after Fury took issue with Joe Rogan saying that Jones would, without a doubt, beat him in a street fight.
Jones suggested Fury call Dana White if he wanted to settle that debate, and White seemed on board with the idea of having Fury compete in the octagon. However, Fury said he’s not interested in an MMA fight and Cormier thinks it’s best if he avoided one.
“For the record, Tyson Fury, in a full-on fight, has no chance against Jon Jones,” Cormier said on his YouTube channel. “That’s no knock on Fury. In a singular skill set with boxing gloves, Tyson Fury will beat Jones every day of the week.
“But if by chance they ever go into a full-on fight, Fury has about as much of a chance as the guy walking into a convenience store on the end of your block to beat Jon Jones in a free fight. It’s not going to happen – and this isn’t just me knocking Tyson Fury. This is me telling you the absolute truth. Tyson Fury is the world’s best boxer, but the world’s best boxer stands such a slight chance to beat these elite mixed martial artists. It’s crazy.”
Jones currently is linked to a title fight with Stipe Miocic later this year, but the bout has yet to materialize.
Daniel Cormier: Tyson Fury’s chances of beating Jon Jones in MMA fight as much ‘as a guy walking into a convenience store’