‘The Last Stylebender’s’ rivalry with Jones has been heated for a few years, and they haven’t even fought. The insults have been nasty at times, and it really did seem a collision course between the two was inevitable. However, when Adesanya was unsuccessful in getting the light heavyweight belt in 2020, the fight between the two ran cold.
That doesn’t mean that the UFC Champion will stop unloading on Jones whenever need be.
Izzy goes off
Adesanya was recently on Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ podcast and the middleweight champion unloaded on Jones.
“Jon is a problem to his own self, his own damn self,” Adesanya said. “I only speak about him because you ask about him, otherwise I wouldn’t talk about him. There was this clip that I saw a year ago, just before the [Paulo] Costa fight of him shooting guns around a strip club and he got arrested.
You can’t tip strippers with bullets, it’s different. Dance baby, [Adesanya acting like he’s shooting a gun].
“There was a clip of him getting arrested talking to the officer on a first name basis and I remember thinking, man I feel sorry for him.”
Once a fan…
Adesanya continued talking about the most recent clip of Jones getting arrested.
“He smacked his head on car. This one is recent when he got inducted in the Hall of Fame [Adesanya did air quotes], and he went back to his hotel room apparently and [hit] hit wife or fiance. His daughter had to go downstairs and be like ‘call the cops.’ Imagine that,” Adesanya said. “You know that’s not the first time that it has happened. It’s yuck, man. It’s yuck having to speak on this because he’s a guy when he first came up- I remember watching him at UFC 94, he fought Stephan Bonnar. That was first time seeing him fight on pay-per-view live and I was like, ‘yo this guys special.’ I was a fan of him. He was a fan of me until he realized he wanted to fight me and he became not a fan and there was a beef for awhile. The fight never transpired. Yet.
“But when I see shit like this, I’m empathic, I’m a human being. I’m like what a waste, what a waste of potential. Also, the fact that he’s been popped for steroids, how many f*cking times? He is his own worse enemy, man.”
‘I Learn From Those Mistakes’
Adesanya finished by saying he has made mistakes himself, but he continuously learns from his mistakes.
“I’m made mistakes, I’m a human being,” Adesanya added. “There is no good or bad people. People are just capable of great good or great evil. I’m done some bad things myself. I’ve made some mistakes but I learn from those mistakes. I don’t make the same mistakes over and over and over and over again. That’s why I’ve never ended up on TMZ for a bad reason. Knock on wood.”
Will we ever see Adesanya vs. Jones? Not likely anytime soon, but the middleweight champion might know something we don’t.