Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has no real interest in seeing Mike Tyson battle Jon Jones in MMA, boxing, or some other area.
Final month, the heavyweight boxing legend Tyson, now 53, introduced plans for a return to the ring.
“I need to go to the health club and get in form to have the ability to field three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff,” Tyson stated on Instagram dwell. “Some charity exhibition, make some cash, assist some homeless and drug-affected (expletive), you recognize, like me.”
Since then, he’s been linked to fights with numerous high-profile fighters equivalent to Evander Holyfield, Tyson Fury, Wanderlei Silva, Tito Ortiz, and most just lately, Jones. Based on Bisping, nevertheless, Tyson must be preventing a fellow legend—not a younger killer like Jones. Jones, in the meantime, must be setting his sights on boxers like Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
“We’ve received the baddest man on the planet, we’ve received the best of all time, and I’m not speaking about Mike Tyson, I’m speaking about Jon Jones,” Bisping stated on his Imagine You Me podcast. “Jon, you’re an excellent fighter. Mike Tyson had his day. Name out Anthony Joshua in a boxing match, name out Deontay Wilder or [Andy] Ruiz, or any of these guys which can be present and related.
“We all know Tyson’s on about popping out of retirement,” Bisping added. “However nonetheless. He ought to battle one other legend. He mustn’t battle f**king Jon Jones in any approach, form or kind.”
Bisping later added that he acknowledges a Jones vs. Tyson battle, be it in MMA or boxing, can be a large draw. Nevertheless, he’s nonetheless in opposition to the matchup.
“Pay attention, any time Jon Jones fights, everyone’s going to tune in and watch it,” he stated. “From the UFC’s perspective, they’re fan-based, yeah after all they’re going to observe Jon Jones—Jon Jones containers one other well-known, very well-known and succesful, skilled boxer. In fact, it’s fight. The 2 greatest fight sports activities are boxing and UFC, so after all they’re going to observe you do this.
“Isn’t it wild that it exhibits the star energy of Mike Tyson nonetheless, to this present day, that he’s been linked to so many fighters just lately.”
Whereas a battle between Tyson and Jones would little question be massive enterprise, as Bisping suggests, Tyson appears to be leaning towards a rematch with the 57-year-old Evander Holyfield, who additionally just lately introduced plans for a comeback.
“There are lots of people on the market that need assistance, and one thing like that may assist lots of people that’s in want of assist,” Tyson instructed TMZ Sports activities. “That’s some huge cash for charity. That’s mainly what I’ve launched into in a lifetime of charity and gratitude. I don’t know if me and Evander will ever get within the ring [again]. That may be superior for charity, too. Might you think about me and him going into the ring collectively, archenemies, and doing it for humanity of individuals and other people much less lucky than ourselves? What would that be like? That’s one thing that has by no means been completed earlier than with any entertainer or any sports activities determine within the historical past of leisure and sports activities.”
What do you consider these feedback from Michael Bisping? Does a Jon Jones vs. Mike Tyson battle curiosity you?