‘That Shows His Character’- Israel Adesanya Questions Jon Jones’s Use of Words After UFC 259 Loss Against Jan Blachowicz

Published 03/17/2021, 1:48 PM EDT
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)


UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya suffered his first loss in MMA at UFC 259 against Jan Blachowicz. Adesanya was looking to create history by becoming one of the very few men to achieve the simultaneous double champ status of the UFC. However, despite his loss, Adesanya is not one to shy away from adversity.

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Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones enjoyed the fact that ‘Stylebender’ couldn’t become triumphant. ‘Bones’ was very active on social media, pointing out Adesanya’s loss. That didn’t escape Izzy’s attention, and he had some assessments of the situation. He believes the mocks from Jones shows his true character.

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I mean that shows his character, find the tweet of me after he wins even against Dominick Reyes. He barely beat Thiago Santos, Dominick Reyes arguably kicked his a**. Find the tweet of me going at him and then taking a victory lap. This shows the character of who we are. This shows the character of what kind of people we are,” said Adesanya.

Wait till he loses. He thinks uh time will tell, that all I am gonna say.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after his victory over Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Jones is currently getting ready for his move up to the heavyweight division. The former light-heavyweight champion hasn’t competed since his controversial UFC 247 win against Dominick Reyes.

Israel Adesanya still wants to fight Jon Jones in future

Many discarded Adesanya’s chances of moving up in weight in the future after his loss to Jan Blachowicz. However, ‘Stylebender‘ still believes he will fight ‘Bones‘ one day. When asked if he has given up on hopes of the possible super fight, he simply respondedwith a, “No, hell no.

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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)

In Adesanya’s defense, one might argue that  Blachowicz is an exceptional fighter and fought a perfect match against him. So, he now has the experience of fighting at light-heavyweight in the near future.

This will only help him if he ever decides to move up again. So, we might very well see him clash against Jones somewhere down the line. However, that fight might not an immediate one.

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What did you make of the recent feud between Adesanya and Jones? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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