Dana White believes any meeting between Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones could be huge.
The two men — particularly Jones — have been going back and forth since the beginning of this year when Jones predicted he’d end up meeting the middleweight in the Octagon at some point in the future.
Since Adesanya agreed, telling TheMacLife earlier this week he envisioned it taking place in early 2021, Jones exploded on social media, posting tweets to inform Adesanya that he’d ‘make him my bitch’ should the comments continue.
“Keep convincing yourself that one day you’ll be ready to face a boss like me. I’ll keep convincing myself that when that day comes, I will make you my absolute bitch,” Jones posted. “You said you saw me fight in person against Thiago and I didn’t look the same. I also got to see you fight KG, didn’t need to be in person. You were almost knocked out on more than one occasion.
“Thiago couldn’t even touch my face and he grew up kickboxing. You only got to see my striking that night and now you’re convinced you’ll beat me? Let me see you in a wrestling match or a jujitsu tournament, you probably wouldn’t even place. I can see you’re starting to sip your own Kool-Aid, I know how it feels, I’ve been there before. Only I was around 23. Just don’t become delusional kid, fuck with a beast like me and I will expose you.”
Well, already the war of words has caught the eye of the UFC president, and White seems to be interested in a cross divisional title fight should Adesanya achieve glory this weekend in Melbourne, Australia.
“Those guys have been talking smack back and forth,” White said, speaking to Sky Sports New Zealand. “If Israel wins and he really does want to fight Jon Jones, that’s a really big fight.”