The budding rivalry between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya

reaffirmed his plans to eventually move up a division after defending his own belt and challenge Jones.

Adesanya unified his interim title with Robert WhittakerUFC 243an existing feud with top middleweight contender Paulo Costa that both fighters seem agreeable to resolving in the near future.

As for Jones, while he recently teased a fight announcement, he does not currently have an opponent officially lined up. In his last outing at UFC 239 in July, Jones defeated Thiago Santos by split decision to record his second consecutive successful defense of the light heavyweight championship and 10th overall.

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