Jon Jones wants Mike Tyson in the ring and Octagon

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.”

The 32-year-old Jones tweeted, "I’m listening, Mike Tyson," and then followed up on Instagram.

"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.

I’d love to see these guys do cocaine together.

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"Dear 53 year old fighter who hasn't stepped into a ring in two decades, I will only risk losing to an old man if you agree to fight me in a ruleset that you have never trained in the over half century you have been alive. One that I am considered one of the best ever to live and fight while I'm in my physical prime.", Jon Jones, 32.

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Pugilist82 -

"Dear 53 year old fighter who hasn't stepped into a ring in two decades, I will only risk losing to an old man if you agree to fight me in a ruleset that you have never trained in the over half century you have been alive. One that I am considered one of the best ever to live and fight while I'm in my physical prime.", Jon Jones, 32.

Dear UFC Fighter,


I'm Mike Tyson.


-Mike Tyson

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Mike is 53.


Shut up and fight a UFC Heavyweight Jones.

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onepunchJD -
Mike is 53.


Shut up and fight a UFC Heavyweight Jones.

Blaydes, ngannou,  DC, Stipe - would be a dream come true.

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Argonaut -
onepunchJD -
Mike is 53.


Shut up and fight a UFC Heavyweight Jones.

Blaydes, ngannou,  DC, Stipe - would be a dream come true.

Blaydes????     You must have fell asleep in rd1

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The old man is dangerous, and, a fight is a fight, anything can happen. Pappy Tyson could win both by violent KO. 

R1WARRIOR - 

The old man is dangerous, and, a fight is a fight, anything can happen. Pappy Tyson could win both by violent KO. 


would looooove to see this

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LOL!

Jon Jones taking a page out of the Tito Ortiz handbook and asking to fight old guys.

Hey Jon, why not ask to take on a girl scout troop?

Hocky -

I’d love to see these guys do cocaine together.

I'd rather see these two do meth

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Captain Canuck -

LOL!


Jon Jones taking a page out of the Tito Ortiz handbook and asking to fight old guys.


Hey Jon, why not ask to take on a girl scout troop?

Shame on you. It's taking a book out of Tito Ortiz page.

Pugilist82 - 

"Dear 53 year old fighter who hasn't stepped into a ring in two decades, I will only risk losing to an old man if you agree to fight me in a ruleset that you have never trained in the over half century you have been alive. One that I am considered one of the best ever to live and fight while I'm in my physical prime.", Jon Jones, 32.


I think Jones knows he would most likely lose to Tyson in Boxing. Jones's biggest weakness has always been his boxing, and Tyson has made a career of crushing tall guys who lack power. Tyson might be old but i'm sure he still hits hard as fuck and is still explosive. I think Tyson would be the favorite in that fight, but i think its not a terrible idea for Jones to accept the challenge. Jones would make fuck you money and he does have a shot at winning.

Is Jon the new Turok?

Pugilist82 -

"Dear 53 year old fighter who hasn't stepped into a ring in two decades, I will only risk losing to an old man if you agree to fight me in a ruleset that you have never trained in the over half century you have been alive. One that I am considered one of the best ever to live and fight while I'm in my physical prime.", Jon Jones, 32.

"Dear Jon Jones,


Don King doesn't promote me anymore. I don't need that money.


'Iron' Mike Tyson"

I’d watch the boxing match.

Stop giving Jones attention, he’s gross.

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Jesus christ jones just shut the fuck up. Sounds like youre broke and begging lately

How awesome would it be if Tyson just flatlined him.