“He’s Gonna F**k up Again He Can’t Help It”- Israel Adesanya Weighs in on Jon Jones’ Latest Controversy

Published 09/28/2021, 11:11 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: Israel Adesanya of New Zealand stands in his corner prior to his middleweight bout against Anderson Silva of Brazil during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is no stranger to run-ins with the police. ‘Bones’ has landed himself in trouble multiple times in the past, which has strained his relationship with the UFC and his fans as well. Most recently, a few hours after being inducted into the UFC’s hall of fame for his fight against Alexander Gustafsson, Jon Jones was arrested by the LVPD. 

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As details of the incident start to emerge, fans and fighters alike have given their take on the situation. Most notably, the current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya shared his thoughts about the arrest on Twitter. 

He said, “I’m sure y’all will give him “one more chance” lol. I swear I said he’s gonna f**k up again, he can’t help it. Now here we are. I’ve made mistakes in my time, I learn from them. I don’t think this is the first time this has happened in his house. But yea…posi vibez goiz”

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What is next for Israel Adesanya?

‘The Last Stylebender’ recently defended his middleweight belt for the third time when he secured a unanimous decision win over Marvin Vettori. Following the win, Adesanya called out Robert Whittaker for a fight in New Zealand. However, given the current situation with the pandemic in New Zealand, it is all but certain that the fight will take place in the United States.

Dana White recently confirmed that the UFC is working on a fight between Adesanya and Whittaker for January 2022. Hence, if he gets everything done, the fight will most likely headline the first PPV event of 2022, i.e. UFC 270. 

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The card also features a bout between Brunson and Cannonier, which is considered to be the number one contender fight. With the winner facing the winner of the title fight between Whittaker and Adesanya. 

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‘The Last Stylebender’ also recently confirmed that he would be moving to the United States along with his team in order to train effectively. The strict lockdown measures in New Zealand have not allowed the City Kickboxing Team to train regularly in order to get fight ready. 

What do you make of Israel Adesanya’s comments on Jon Jones? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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