UFC President Dana White is often super thrilled with rivalries that emerge on twitter. Especially when it the sole cause of raising big sums. Such is the same case for Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya. White expects that their recent Twitter feud might lead to a great encounter of the duo in the octagon in the near future.
Jones Jones and Israel Adesanya have been going back and forth triggering each other on twitter for some time now. After the latter turned from a fan to a foe. The pair has been taking shots at each other’s skills, personal lives and even bringing family into the equation. It’s all building toward what feels like an inevitable clash, and White said he’s on board with it.
Dana White on Jon Jones vs Israel Adesanya
“That’s the fight to make, 100 percent,” White told UFC Arabia on Friday. “I think that a fight between those two is massive.”
However, White later explained that even though he’d like to see Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones throw down inside the octagon, it might not be the next fight in the pipeline for both fighters. White said that following Adesanya’s next title defense, he’d be more than willing to book a fight between “The Last Stylebender” and Jon Jones.
“It doesn’t depend on what I want; it depends on what they want to do,” White said. “Adesanya is a champ. He’s really coming into his own, and you can tell he knows this is his house, and he comes and acts like it. I think he wants the winner of Whittaker and Cannonier, and then we’ll see what happens after that.”