Adesanya Goes Off On “Bully” Jones, Jon Fires Back
Israel Adesanya may have just won the interim UFC Middleweight title, but he is already eyeballing bigger competition. The blossoming beef between he and Jon Jones is only escalating.
Following his legendary fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, Israel Adesanya is still riding that high. He went on several shows Monday morning to talk about the incredible fight, along with what the future may hold for “Stylebender.” That conversation quickly turned to the topic of Jon Jones.
Jones and Adesanya went back and forth during the lead-up to the Gastelum fight. Adesanya mentioned that he would like a future bout with the Light Heavyweight Champion. Jones was quick to respond however, saying that he would make Adesanya call him “Daddy.” When talking with Ariel Helwani about the beef, Israel called Jones a bully. He saying the only reason Jones wants to fight him is because he is still young in MMA.
“He wants to get me out early, and i think that’s f—ed. he just came across like a d–k. honestly, he just came across like a s–t c–t. i’m a good c–t, he’s a s–t c–t.”
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) April 15, 2019
Adesanya would even go on The MMA Hour to blast Jones.
“he’s picking the time when I’m supposed to get the most shine to come at me because he’s irrelevant. No one really cares about him. I’m everything he wished he was, I’m everything he wished he would have been.”
Jones fired back at Adesanya on Twitter, saying he knows he can’t beat Jones.
Bro how are you going to call me out talking about your “hunting the goat”, and then call me a bully for replying to you?? You sound like you know you can’t beat me right now, so if that’s the case, keep my name out your mouth and we won’t have these problems.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 15, 2019
While a bout with Jon Jones is interesting, it is far in the future. Israel Adesanya is next in line to take on undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whitaker.