Israel Adesanya’s defeat at the hands of Jan Blachowicz last weekend have all but quenched any talk of a so-called superfight between Adesanya and J0n Jones — but that doesn’t mean that Jones is going to pull back on the trash-talk.
Speculation had intensified for much of the last several months that Adesanya may move to heavyweight to fight Jones had he been successful in his bid to become a dual-weight champion at UFC 259 opposite Blachowicz, but the unanimous decision loss suffered by ‘The Last Stylebender’ has put paid to that talk for now.
Jones, who Dana White says will fight the winner of this month’s heavyweight title tilt between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, is currently in preparation for his debut in his weight class and reacted to comments from Adesanya’s coach, Eugene Bareman, in which he predicted that the Adesanya-Jones talk isn’t going away anytime soon by suggesting that Adesanya doesn’t have the skills to hang with him.
Give it up coach, we’ve all seen your cards, your boy has almost no take down defense or offense off his back. Now you’re just being a cloud trout, if you would honestly send him in there against a 260lb wrestler after that last performance, you don’t care about his well being https://t.co/rsQYNhrA93
— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 10, 2021
“Give it up coach, we’ve all seen your cards, your boy has almost no take down defense or offense off his back,” Jones wrote. “Now you’re just being a cloud trout, if you would honestly send him in there against a 260lb wrestler after that last performance, you don’t care about his well being.”
Jones is referring to the final two rounds of last weekend’s main event where Blachowicz controlled Adesanya on the ground to increase his advantage on the scorecards — with at least one 10-8 round handed out in the process — and says that the middleweight champion would have no answer for a wrestler of Jones’ acumen.
Time will tell if these two ever face each other in the UFC cage but one suspects that talk of a showdown between two of the UFC’s most dominant champions (former, in Jones’ case) won’t die down anytime soon.