Israel Adesanya hinted at a super fight with Jon Jones. Specifically, he says there is a real chance the fight will happen.
After his UFC debut in 2018, Adesanya has been able to impress audiences with five straight wins. He is now the hottest prospect in the promotion. With his impressive performances, Israel Adesanya has grabbed everyone’s attention like nobody else.
Jon Jones recently defeated Anthony Smith via unanimous decision at UFC 235. Adesanya has impressed Jones, too, who believes there is a fair chance of the fight happening down the road. This comes as no surprise, given that the two are compared often, given their similar physique and fighting brain.
A fight between Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones would enthrall any audience. Adesanya is now really hopeful that the fight with lightweight champ will happen.
“Jones and Silva have spoken about fighting each other for years as well, but that never came to fruition, this I feel is different. So yeah, I look forward to that challenge as well.”
‘The Last Stylebender’ will face Kelvin Gastelum for the interim middleweight belt in the co-main event of UFC 236 on April 13th. If he wins then he has to unify the title against Robert Whittaker later this year.
Meanwhile, Jones has to fight light heavyweight contender, Thiago Santos next along with any other top contender in the division before taking on Adesanya.
Regardless of the fight schedules and how things fall in place, Jones is smart enough to keep in mind Adesanya’s rise in the UFC.
Adesanya further said;
“That shows you how serious they’re taking me, the smart ones, how much they know I’m a threat, how serious they’re taking me, like, [Jones] mentioned it on fight week of 235 or whatever, and then I went back two weeks prior on messages with Eugene when I put the question out there, how are we going to beat Jon Jones? And he kind of just laid down the rough blueprint. And I blurred a lot of it out, but yeah, we’re focusing on Gastelum.”