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Despite his unsuccessful attempt to become the champion of the two weights, Israel Adesanya continues to insist that he still has a chance to share the octagon with the second number of the pound-for-pound rating, Jon Jones.
“Hell no,” Adesanya told ESPN. “This is just a valley in my story. In any movie, in any anime series, you always have the valleys and you rise up from that. This is just mine and it’s like, all right, cool, bet. I’m taking this very well, and I know exactly what I have to do to get back to my true self, so yeah, I’m doing just that. But nah, that fight’s not dead. I’m coming for that ass. “
“This is deeper than fighting now. He knows, we know, we all know what he’s like. We all know how fake he is. It’s not even gonna take long before he f *** s his life up again if he hasn’t already and kept it low key and swept it under the rug. You had quarantine Izzy last time going at him and just giving facts, straight facts, so I’m just taking my time right now, doing my own thing, focusing on myself. But, he should do the same because his life could be in shambles. ” – added Israel Adesanya.
Jon Jones, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, tweeted throughout the UFC 259 main event, shot Adesanya after being handed his first defeat, and felt he wasn’t worth his time. The two have been exchanging barbs for over a year now, and Adesanya is not too surprised to see Jones reveling in his defeat.
“That shows his character,” Adesanya said. “Find a tweet of me tweeting after he wins even against Dominick Reyes. Find a tweet of me kicking him when everyone is sh * tting on him. He barely beat Thiago Santos; Dominick Reyes arguably kicked his ass. Find the tweet of me going at him and taking a victory lap. This shows the character of who he we are. It shows the character of what kind of people we are … it just shows the character. I mean, time will tell. This just shows me his true character, so I bet this is how you want him to play it, cool. Wait until he loses – just time will tell. That’s all I’ll say. ”
The victory could put Adesanya on a meeting with Jones, but “The Last Master of Style” still believes that a fight between them is inevitable. For now, however, Jones is eyeing a heavyweight world title fight against winner Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou at UFC 260, while Adesanya awaits the next middleweight contender.