“It’s in the Works”: After Squashing Beef With Jon Jones, Israel Adesanya Lays Out Big Training Update With Ex-Rival and UFC Champ

Published 07/17/2023, 4:09 AM EDT

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There are not many beefs in the UFC that finish without a fight, but the one between Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones was different. At one point, the two fighters used to have the toughest of words for each other, and it was clear there was not an inch of love between them. Moreover, fans were also expecting an MMA fight between Jones and Israel Adesanya.

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Fast forward to the present day, and all that is gone. Recently, ‘Stylebender’ met Bones on the Las Vegas Casino Floor, and the two candidly decided to settle their differences. Soon, pictures and videos of the two fighters popped up on social media, generating immense reactions of joy and happiness from all fans. Recently, Adesanya gave another update to his fans, which is going to raise the bar of excitement even higher!

Are Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones training together?

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Recently, the UFC middleweight champion uploaded a YouTube video where he talked about everything from his next fight to his training experience with Mark Zuckerberg. However, one of the most surprising moments came, when he was asked about a potential training session with Jon Jones.

Without giving two thoughts to the question, ‘Stylebender’ gave an answer that none of the fans were expecting. He stated the two are indeed going to have a training session together, and they are currently planning it.

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“Yeah, Definitely! Already it’s in the works. It’ll happen”, said Adesanya. Two fighters coming together to spar and train isn’t a rare phenomenon in the UFC. However, not even the smartest minds would have predicted Adesanya and Jones training together.

Israel Adesanya addresses the reactions to squashing beef with Jon Jones

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In the same video, the 33-year-old also talked about the reactions his fans had after seeing him with Jones. According to the champ, he went through the YouTube comments and was amazed to see such a positive response.

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“One thing I really liked was only the YouTube comments, I didn’t really see everything else. I just went deeper than usual and legit every comment was just like ‘it made me smile watching this’. Everyone literally just ‘I was smiling so hard watching this’.”

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What were your reactions after seeing Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones together? Did you enjoy seeing the two squash the beef? Or would you rather see an MMA fight between the two? Comment your opinions down below.

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Sushant Sharma

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Sushant Sharma is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports who has a keen understanding of the complex commercial nature of the sport. With a degree in Commerce from a prestigious institute, Sushant has a unique perspective on the multi-million-dollar industry that surrounds the UFC. He is an avid fan of the sport and has been following it closely since 2016.
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