The ongoing war of words between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya has heated up once again after the UFC middleweight champion defended his title against Paulo Costa.
The duo’s ongoing war of words escalated once again at the weekend after Adesanya emphatically defended his UFC middleweight title against Paulo Costa at UFC 253.
In his post-fight press conference, Adesanya claimed he still wanted to ‘f*** up’ Jones when asked about the possibility of moving up to fight at 205 pounds to pursue a second title.
On Monday, Jones fired back, pointing out Adesanya’s considerable combat sports experience and apparent hesitance in committing to a fight.
“You’ve stepped into the ring over 100 times now, and you’re still not ready!?” Jones wrote on Instagram. “You have a youth advantage and like four times the fighting experience. The truth is you’re already my p*ssy, you love being undefeated and you’ve seen what’s happened to everyone else. It raises your stock to mention my name, you’re aware of this.
“You don’t want real confrontation with me, I’m not gonna just stand there and kickbox with you. I’ve been preparing for heavyweights, right around now I would literally tear one of your arms off.”
Jones said his focus right now remains a move to heavyweight, which he believes makes a fight with Adesanya even more lopsided than it would have been at 205 pounds. He has he’s open to an eventual fight with Adesanya, but despite the most recent clash, it seems unlikely they’ll actually meet in the octagon any time soon.