Mike Tyson, Wanderlei Silva
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Boxing legend Mike Tyson has shared his ideas concerning the continued pay disputes between the UFC and star fighters Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal.

‘Bones’ and ‘Gamebred’ each lately requested to be launched by the UFC, this following failed negotiations with the promotion.

Jon Jones was in talks for a super-fight with Francis Ngannou, nonetheless these discussions fell by means of after Dana White claimed ‘Bones’ was on the lookout for “Deontay Wilder cash”.

In the meantime, Jorge Masvidal was seeking to safe a welterweight title struggle with reigning division champion Kamaru Usman for July. Sadly, the UFC was not prepared to offer the surging welterweight contender a pay improve for the competition, and thus negotiations fell aside.

Mike Tyson, who has acknowledged up to now that MMA Fighters won’t ever be paid in addition to Boxers, lately spoke to Charlie Mack concerning the Jon Jones scenario.

“Take heed to this, UFC is extra standard than boxing, proper? Larger rankings, proper?. However a UFC fighter won’t ever be richer than a first-class fighter. To make a $100 million, Conor McGregor needed to struggle Floyd Mayweather. Jon Jones acquired to struggle me if he needs to make some tremendous cash.” Mike Tyson advised (by way of EssentiallySports.com).

‘Iron Mike’ introduced his intentions of returning to the squared circle for some charity bouts earlier this 12 months. Since then the boxing legend has launched some terrifying movies showcasing that he nonetheless possesses that uncooked energy which some him declare the heavyweight world titles years in the past.

Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes
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As for Jon Jones, the UFC’s reigning mild heavyweight kingpin was most lately seen in motion at February’s UFC 247 occasion the place he scored a unanimous resolution victory over Dominick Reyes.

Following his very public dispute with Dana White, ‘Bones’ introduced he can be vacating his title, this whereas suggesting the Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz battle it out for the strap.

Mike Tyson has fielded a ton of gives and curiosity since asserting his comeback plans. Nonetheless, as of this time Jon Jones just isn’t amongst these names. Fighters who’ve expressed curiosity in taking up Tyson embody Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, Evander Holyfield and Wanderlei Silva.

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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on June 20, 2020