‘Don’t Go Talking Crap About Jon Jones’- Tyron Woodley Sends Israel Adesanya a Stern Message

Published 03/06/2021, 9:23 AM EST
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 11: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria celebrates his victory over Rob Wilkinson of Australia in their middleweight bout during the UFC 221 event at Perth Arena on February 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Israel Adesanya will finally make his much-anticipated move to the light-heavyweight division at UFC 259. The UFC middleweight champion will fight Jan Blachowicz as he looks to be one of the very few men to become a two-division champion in the history of the promotion.

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‘Stylebender’ had been going back and forth with former 205lbs champ Jon Jones about a potential fight between the duo. But he is making his move up to the light-heavyweight division only after ‘Bones’ relinquished his belt to move to the heavyweight division. Former UFC welterweight champion Woodley didn’t seem to like Adesanya’s approach and criticized him for his actions.

I thought he had some business to doing in a middleweight division and he was gonna wait. And the second Jon Jones moved to heavyweight he moved up to 205,” said Woodley while talking to Helen Yee.

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I don’t even I can’t even think past the fact that he completely said he was not going to go up to 205 and face Jon Jones. If you the best if somebody asked me to go and fight Bisping, I’m doing it,” he added.

I think he should do whatever he wants to do but don’t go around talking crap about Jon and to Jon and now Jon says, let’s go in then you’re like no, I’ll get you in two years. But when later Jon go up now you have, I mean..” ‘The Chosen One‘ concluded.

Will Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones ever happen?

If ‘Stylebender’ is successful at capturing his second UFC belt at UFC 259, he will create history. But it’s easier said than done, as Blachowicz is a powerhouse and has the potential to knock anybody out on the roster. If Adesanya can overcome the test remains to be seen.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: (R-L) Israel Adesanya of Nigeria kicks Paulo Costa of Brazil in their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Jones, on the other hand, is bulking up for his move to the heavyweight division. ‘Bones‘ will potentially fight for the championship upon his divisional debut which is expected to happen later this year. So, the chances of the super-fight happening seem very slim at the moment unless Adesanya decides to fight Jones at heavyweight.

However, ‘Stylebender’ should solely focus on the task in hand. He needs to get past Blachowicz first to all other possibilities to open. The Polish is not someone he should overlook at any cost.

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What did you make of Woodley’s comments about Adesanya? Will ‘Stylebender’ ever fight ‘Bones‘?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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