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Mike Tyson and Jon Jones Slap Box at WWE SummerSlam, Tyson Wins

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Dustin FilloySenior Writer IIIJanuary 13, 2017

A fantasy superfight momentarily came to life when Mike Tyson and Jon Jones briefly engaged in a slap boxing match on Sunday in Los Angeles.

After watching former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE SummerSlam, Tyson and UFC light heavyweight champ Jones playfully slap boxed one another in front of Staples Center.

Jones shared the timeless encounter on Instagram early Monday morning. 

With both men laughing, Jones began by throwing a jab-lead-hook combination. Tyson countered and threw a pair of jabs, the second of which landed low to Jones' midsection.

The former WBC, WBA and IBF boxing champ then countered Jones' rear-uppercut with a low-jab-overhand-right combination that seemingly caught "Bones" off guard.

The UFC's top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter laughed hysterically and responded to the 48-year-old's combination by saying: "He'll kill me. He set that one up."

Jones' mini sparring session with Tyson didn't mark the first interaction of its kind for the 27-year-old virtuoso. 

Jones and Jackson's MMA teammate and former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir took part in a slightly higher-paced sparring/grappling encounter outside the gym at a Legend Fighting event last November in Moscow, Russia.

Jones suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and a sprained left ankle during a takedown attempt from teammate and UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem last week.

The injury forced Bones to pull out of his previously scheduled light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 178 in September. The bout has been rescheduled for UFC 182 in January.

Jones had his meniscus surgically repaired on Thursday. The injury typically requires a recovery time of four to six weeks, but Jones could be sidelined longer because of his ankle sprain.

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