Boxing legend Mike Tyson took a playful jab at Jon Jones final week whereas making a critical level about UFC fighter pay.

“Jon Jones gotta combat me if he needs to make some tremendous cash,” Tyson mentioned, as part of a rant on the pay disparity between UFC stars and boxing’s most interesting throughout a web-based chat.

The UFC gentle heavyweight champion, for his half, has let Tyson know that he’s been heard. And he got here again on the legend with a proposal over Instagram: Let’s combat within the ring and once more within the octagon.

“Mike Tyson, I’ll field you within the ring if you happen to promise to provide me an actual combat within the octagon afterwards,” Jones mentioned. “And since I respect you a lot, I promise I gained’t break something on you.”

After all, the probabilities of the most important crossover combat since Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor occurring are slim to none. Whereas current coaching movies have proven Tyson in outstanding form and with sharp reflexes, he turns 54 subsequent week, and was nicely previous his prime by the point he retired in 2005.

Nonetheless, Jones is at a stalemate with the UFC, as he’s develop into vocal in regards to the UFC’s pay construction, during which solely about 18 % of firm income filters right down to the fighters, after the UFC refused to provide him a elevate for a possible heavyweight combat with Francis Ngannou.

And Jones’ publish is a reminder that issues haven’t modified, and {that a} matchup with Tyson is extra attention-grabbing to the champ than recycling the identical challengers in a division he has dominated for a decade.

You’ll be able to see Jones’ Instagram publish beneath.