‘Such a Low Level of Grappling’- Jon Jones Says Israel Adesanya Would Get Pounded to Death

Published 12/04/2021, 9:04 AM EST
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones interacts with media during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)

Jon Jones is an absolute beast when it comes to fighting. ‘Bones’ is widely regarded as one of the best fighters that the UFC has ever had. His professional fight record of 26-1-1 just adds to his case. No fighter has overpowered Jones in the octagon. In fact, the only time he has lost in his career was by disqualification.

 As of December 2021, Jones stands sixth in the UFC men’s pound for pound rankings. Many believe that if it wasn’t for his controversies and his troubles outside the octagon, Jones would be getting the respect he deserves for his accomplishments in the octagon.

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The fighter holds multiple records in the UFC. Some of these are the youngest fighter to win a UFC championship and most wins in UFC’s light heavyweight division.

Jones is very interactive with his fans outside the UFC. The legendary fighter is very active on his Twitter and Instagram and often shares his thoughts on the current events in the UFC. Recently, Jones replied to a fan who mentioned Jones going up against the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in a light heavyweight bout.

Jones took this opportunity to diss the middleweight champion and was very confident that he would have “pounded” Adesanya “to death” if this ever happened. Jon has shown his hatred towards Adesanya in the past as well. He wasn’t pleased by the fact that the UFC ranked Israel higher than him in the pound-for-pound category.

In fact, he hasn’t been the only one trash-talking, “The Last Style Bender” has also dissed Jon Jones for the controversies he’s had throughout his career. It is highly unlikely that these two will ever take each other on in the octagon. But if they do fight each other someday, fight fans are in for a treat.

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When will Jon Jones return?

We have not seen Jones in the octagon ever since he defended the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. However, Jones vacated the title after a disagreement with the UFC. Jones was to return soon after this as a heavyweight fighter.

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However, after his recent controversy in Las Vegas, it is unlikely we’ll see him back in the UFC soon. Jones had announced his return to action on his Twitter as well. He said that he would be taking on Jack Hager in a heavyweight wrestling match, but Hager denied this just hours after his announcement.

Currently, Jon Jones is continuing to train to make a return as a heavyweight fighter.

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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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