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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020

Jon Jones Warns Israel Adesanya he Would “Tear One of Your Arms Off”

Jon Jones (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Now that Jon Jones is apparently preparing for a run at heavyweight, one would think the odds of him facing middleweight champ Israel Adesanya now have reduced, considerably. But, the stars continue to trade verbal shots.

For months, Jones and Adesanya exchanged insults and warnings, when “Bones” was still the UFC’s light heavyweight champ. So much so, there was extensive talk about the champs fighting at some juncture.

But, more recently, Jones vacated the light heavyweight title in advance of a run at heavyweight. Despite the move, however, Adesanya continues to talk about fighting the star.

Following his decisive win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253, Adesanya was asked about the possibility of moving up to 205 pounds, and he said this (quote via MMA Fighting).

“Maybe, but I’ll have to ask [head coach] Eugene [Bareman],” Adesanya said. “But like what I said about Anderson Silva — Anderson Silva defended this belt so many times in the middleweight division and then he went up to light heavyweight for little shows.

“I just wanted to f**k up Jon Jones and I still will. But I’ll just have to talk to Eugene cause even he talked about Stipe Miocic and other things. So yeah, everything’s open. Cheddar makes it better.”

That prompted Jones to make the following statement via Instagram.

BUT what? You’ve stepped into the ring over 100 times now and you’re still not ready!? You have a youth advantage and like four times the fighting experience. The truth is you’re already my pussy, you love being undefeated and you’ve seen what’s happened to everyone else. It raises your stock to mention my name, you’re aware of this. You don’t want real confrontation with me, I’m not gonna just stand there and kickbox with you. I’ve been preparing for heavyweights, right around now I would literally tear one of your arms off

It’s still not clear when Jones will make his heavyweight debut. After Jan Blachowicz stopped Dominick Reyes on Saturday to win the vacated, light heavyweight belt, Jones also teased returning to the division to face the new champ.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:14 am
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