Jon Jones Plays a Game of ‘Friend-Fight-Kill’ with UFC Rivals Daniel Cormier Chael Sonnen and Israel Adesanya

Published 03/18/2021, 10:42 PM EDT


Jon Jones took to social media in a spontaneous fan interaction segment and responded to a rather interesting question. A fan asked Jones to list out his picks to become friends, to fight, and to kill from a group of certain rivals. The rivals went all the way from former title challengers Chael Sonnen and Daniel Cormier to current foe Israel Adesanya.

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‘Bones’ Jones didn’t hold back on providing his ‘Friend-Fight-Kill’ list in a tweet now scrubbed off the internet. Chiefly, his response didn’t surprise fans who have come to know the story of his some of his rivalries. Many fans took note that even after all these years, Jones’ vitriol for Daniel Cormier hasn’t subsided.

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Furthermore, it’s clear that Jones is keen to put Israel Adesanya on the back burner despite the heated rivalry between the two. Both men spent a major portion of last year battling it out on Twitter. However, it seems as though with Adesanya’s recent defeat, a fight between them may be lost to time.

Jon Jones: Moving up for all the marbles

Jones has put on size, 245 pounds to be exact, which is expected to be his new walking around weight. ‘Bones’ move up to the heavyweight division has been a long-time coming as he’s teased the move in the past. However, it seems like the time is right, considering the various exciting matchups currently present.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones waits in his corner prior to his UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

The former light heavyweight king is expected to take on the winner of Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou for the belt. UFC 260 will witness the highly anticipated heavyweight rematch, and Jones will have his eyes peeled on Fight Night. Not to mention, there are several other interesting fights against Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane that fans would like to see.

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With the size Jones has packed on, it seems like his days of making the scale at 205-pounds are over. Jan Blachowicz has begun coming to his own as the new champion, and Jones is focused on his own path in real life and on social media.

What’s your take on his latest tweet?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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