On a recent Instagram Live, boxing legend Mike Tyson compared UFC and boxing purses.
“A UFC will never be richer than a first fighter," said Tyson. "To make a hundred million dollars, Conor had to fight Floyd! ... if he fights Jon Jones he’s not going to get that. The greatest fighter in the UFC - Jon Jones - gotta fight me to make some super money.”
"I’ll box you in the ring if you promise to give me a real fight in the Octagon afterwards," wrote Jones. "And because I respect you so much, I promise I won’t break anything on you."
Jones respectfully followed that up with the crown emoji.
It's a sad statement about MMA fighter compensation when the arguably UFC G.O.A.T. calls out a 53-year-old boxer, who retired 15 years ago, on a losing streak. There's a reason Canelo Alvarez, 29, isn't calling out Royce Gracie, who is the same age as Tyson.