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Jon Jones claims Israel Adesanya made African men look soft’ in Twitter row

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former UFC Lightweight champion Jon Jones has made controversial claims about fellow fighters Conor McGregor and Israel Adesanya in a brutal Twitter tirade of abuse.

Jones heavily criticised Adesanya’s portrayal of an African man by comparing to it to McGregor’s rise in Ireland.

He said: “McGregor came and made Ireland look like royalty. You came and made African men look soft. Get the f*** out of here.”

Jones, nicknamed ‘Bones’, made his controversial views known after him and Adesanya – who was born in Nigeria – got embroiled in a war of words on the social media site.

Jones instigated the feud when he said that Adesanya keeps talking about him but doesn’t want to fight.

This rattled Adesanya who responded by harshly by taking a shot at Jones’ deceased mother.

He also made a crude reference to Jones’s criminal past, sharing pictures of his drug and DUI arrests.

At the end of it all Jones said he’s tired of the trash-talk and told Adesanya to “sign the contract.”

The feud between the pair has been heating up over the past year, but things reached boiling point since Adesanya’s win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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