On Saturday at UFC 243, Adesanya became the newest undisputed champion in the ufc, knocking out Robert Whittaker in the second round to unify the titles. Shortly afterwards, light heavyweight champion jon jones took to Twitter, throwing shade at Adesanya for targeting a fight with him in two years instead of immediately
What started out as a fun hypothetical has turned increasingly chippy between Jones and Adesanya. Jones first threw out the idea that the two would eventually fight but then seemingly took offense to Adesanya believing he could actually win such a fight. Now, on the biggest weekend of his life, Adesanya says Jones is just trying to steal his shine, pointing out that Jones has been a champion (on and off) since 2011 and has repeatedly downplayed the idea of moving up a weight class
In the end, Adesanya said, it all comes down to the same thing it was the last time Jones took shots at him on Twitter, Adesanya is the new hot thing in the ufc and Jones is just jealous. But Adesanya assures the fans, who he says Jones is among, that his move up to 205 will come in due time, and when it does, it’s curtains for the champ.
“He is jealous,” Adesanya said. “He sees the freshman that is f*cking taking all the shine. He sees the guy that’s the f*cking new dog in the yard. And they’re intimidated, they’re jealous and they don’t know how to act.
“He’s always been a fan and he’s still a fan. I know he’s a fan but he’s always just trying to do what he does and I’m like, ‘Just wait your turn.’ I am not going to be one of these guys who doesn’t defend his belt. I am going to defend my belt actively. I am not going to be like him and fight twice a year. They’re all trying to copy my sh*t so let me just defend my belt, then I will move up and I’ll come f*ck him up.”
Adesanya will presumably face Paulo Costa next in the first defense of his UFC title.
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I laid it all out here, but the UFC should just go ahead and book Adesanya-Jones. That’s good fun and it’s not like meritocracy lives in this thing anyway.
Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.
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