Israel Adesanya, the king of UFC middleweight is moving up a weight class. He is expected to face newly crowned light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. Adesanya’s dominance resonated all around the world when he knocked out undefeated Brazilian, Paulo Costa, at the recently concluded UFC 253.
Since, then he has been involved in a war of words on Twitter with former three time light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who has currently moved to the heavyweight division. The two are destined to face-off in the octagon some day, but one never knows when.
Adesanya recently took time to speak about Jon Jones, saying that he is going to achieve things which Jon achieved in 10 years, under 3 years. But, the Nigerian-born New Zealander also pointed out that Jon “Bones” Jones was aging.
“Tell me he’s not washed” – Adesanya on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show
Speaking to Ariel Helwani in his ESPN MMA show, Israel Adesanya said, “So I’m gonna do what he hasn’t done in over 10 years, I’m gonna do it in just under three years. I don’t know, it depends who his next fight is, but I’ve seen the guy live. You can look at his last five fights. Tell me he’s not washed.”
Speaking of the GOAT debate that has been creating a buzz on social media, recently, Adesanya said, “He tweeted something, I saw it come up, ‘It’s okay Khabib, I relinquish my GOAT title. What the f*ck is a GOAT title? There’s no f*cking such thing, it’s stupid, it’s made-up, it doesn’t exist. What’d he say, ‘I relinquish my GOAT title to you’ and then when he sobered up or whatever, he’s like, ‘Oh hey guys, no actually, I’m the GOAT. I’ve worked hard.’“
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