UFC President Dana White has named the fight between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya as the most anticipated fight next year, and he is ready to make this confrontation a reality.
“This is the fight I want to see,” the head of the UFC told BT Sport. “Someone asked me yesterday if I could only organize one fight in 2021, which fight I would choose, so this is my choice, and we plan to do it”
Before this fight takes place, the likely opponents will have at least one fight. Jon Jones will make his heavyweight debut as planned, and Israel Adesanya will challenge reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jan Blachowicz.
“Last week Jon and I had a conversation. And he is ready to return. He’s got the right attitude, we figured it out, and we have a great relationship again. “
“As for Israel, the plan remains the same — he will challenge Jan. They are both delighted with the idea, and I love it too. “
White noted that Glover Teixeira will have to wait for his title chance, and also avoided answering the question of who will be the next opponent of Jones, only clarifying that he will definitely not be the reigning champion of the heavy division, Stipe Miocic, who will defend the title against Francis Ngannou.
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