With All The Rumblings Of Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones Fight, Whittaker Wouldn’t Mind Throw His Hat In To Face Pound For Pound Great
The beef between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya flared up in the leading up and after the conclusion of the UFC 236 PPV event which saw ‘Last Stylebender’ captured an interim middleweight title after defeating Kelvin Gastelum.
Jones was critical of Adesanya’s performance at UFC 236 to which Nigerian born Kiwi fired a shot at ‘Bones’ and called him ‘bully.’ Adesanya also added he’d share the Octagon but not until he’s done finishing a title unification bout with Robert Whittaker.
The continue back and forth on social media has led fight fans wanting a super fight between Jones and Adesanya.
Robert Whittaker is defending his title against Adesanya later this years said an ongoing banter between two talented fighters is silly. (via Submission Radio)
“I think Jon Jones would kill him. I think it’s silly,” Whittaker told Submission Radio.
‘Reaper’ knows the standing position of Jon Jones, who is considered as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sports. Jones has pretty much wiped his division and currently slated to defend his trap against Thiago Santos on July 6 at UFC 239. Whittaker said he’d love to moving up to face 205-pound kingpin as he is full of tricks and the energy he will bring into this fight would surprise many.
“It’s one of those things, we’ll have to wait and see. I’m going to fight Adesanya, and then I’ll be a little free myself. If you’re looking for opponents, that’s a fight. That’s a great fight.”
“I think I could give him a run for his money. I surprise a lot of people; I’m full of tricks. I think the intensity I bring into a fight is something that a lot of people aren’t prepared for. He’s a great fighter; he’s super, super dangerous. I’m under no illusion how hard it would be. I think it would be fun.”
If you see Whittaker is also one of the best in his division and hear talks of a super fight with Jones from his mouth seems a bit unusual. ‘Reaper’ said he’s a lot to do in his division, but he’d welcome the idea of moving up down the road.
“While I was making my run through the middleweight division and fighting in the division, it was very hard for me to plan outside the division. Obviously, all of my focus has been on the division and doing work there and making waves and moves there.”
“But, seeing Jon Jones looking for opponents, the idea of moving up… I don’t hate that idea.”
Whittaker is currently recovering from surgery. He was supposed to defend his title at UFC 234 however the scrapped off as he went under the knife due to collapsed bowl on fight day.
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