The Jones-Adesanya saga began in March, when the light heavyweight champion told TMZ he believed he and Adesanya would fight “one daysaying he’d like to defeat another GOAT (having already beaten Anderson Silva). Jones then challenged Adesanya to come face “The King of the Jungle.”
What had started out as friendly banter between two champions quickly grew to full-blown beef. Adesanya fired back at Jones, calling him a “c*nt” and saying Jones is just jealous because he hasn’t had the profesional problems that Jones had inflicted upon himself. Now, Jones appears to be genuinely upset with Adesanya
Dana White already has said it’s something the UFC is interested in doing, and this is one of those times his instincts are spot on. With Adesanya solidified as the next big thing, now is the time to strike while the iron is hot.
– israel adesanya on hurting Whittaker at the end of the first round.
– Robert Whittaker after the fight, perhaps needing to rewatch footage to see what happened.
– Paulo Costa on his potential matchup with Adesanya.
– jon jones poking the new champion.
Bareman is one of the best coaches in the the game and has a shot at getting a second champion later this year.
Down: Tai Tuivasa
israel adesanya vs. jon jones. Realistically, Adesanya likely faces Paulo Costa next. But for the reasons listed above, Jones is the fight that should be made. Plus, Adesanya has had a torrid pace in the ufc so far, and he should get some time off. A long build up for a spring superfight would afford him just that opportunity.
Al Iaquinta vs. the winner of Jared Gordon vs. Charles Oliviera.