Jon Jones Reveals Who He Is Going to Fight Next

Published 11/07/2021, 2:03 PM EST


Jon Jones is undeniably a legend in the world of MMA. The fighter has one of the most impressive resumes in the sport and is unmatched in the octagon. Jones is an absolute powerhouse and is regarded by many to be the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the history of UFC. However, as of current UFC rankings, ‘Bones’ stands at number six in the men’s pound for pound category. 

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The former light heavyweight champion has been infamous for his controversial personality outside of the octagon. ‘Bones’ believes that he is nothing but the best and has had clashes with many fighters throughout his career. Jones has been taking shots at the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for quite some time now. He has also shunned the UFC for ranking ‘The Style bender’ above him in the pound-for-pound category. 

Recently Jones took another dig at the Nigerian after a fan backed Israel in a possible fight between the two.

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If they ever fought, a fan stated that Adesanya would knock Jones out in two rounds. In response to the fan’s remark, he fired back and Tweeted, “And then wakes up and realize he lost to Jan.” Adesanya’s only loss in the UFC has been against the former champion Jan Blachowicz. Jones’ tweet was in reference to that.

Jones has called Adesanya to fight him several times, but Israel was more interested in defending his title and cleaning out the middleweight division at that time.

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What does Jon Jones want next?

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‘Bones’ has been training hard and very active in the gym, even though there isn’t any news for his upcoming fights. Jon Jones is pretty active on Twitter and replies to many fans who mention him. Jones was asked by a fan on who would interest him in a possible fight.

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He replied to the fan saying,” The two who are fighting next, what’s more exciting than that.”Many believe that by tweeting this, Jones was referring to current light-heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and the number two contender Jiri Prochazka. The two are expected to compete for the UFC light-heavyweight championship next. Knowing Jones, he would only be willing to compete for the title in his next bout. By the tweet, Jones is most likely implying that he will compete for the UFC belt against the winner of Jiri versus Texeira.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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