Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya continue to trade shots at one another.
Adesanya has called for a fight with “Bones” in 2021 at the Vegas Raiders stadium. First, he says he needs to take care of the middleweights. Jones obviously did not like what “The Last Stylebender” had to say about him.
Now, ahead of Adesanya’s upcoming fight at UFC 243, he responded to Jones’ Twitter tirade.
“I didn’t talk about him, he’s the one that’s tweeting about me,” Adesanya said to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto (h/t BJPENN.com). “People ask me about him and I can’t just ignore the question, I’m going to respond. So yeah, if I get asked about him I’ll say whatever I have to say [but] he’s the one that’s Tweeting, I haven’t talked to him, I haven’t mentioned him. He came at me, so let him talk. He’s just a big talker.”
Adesanya continues to believe he will fight Jones in 2021.
“I don’t know it was a moment, I just felt it,” he said. “I want to let people know. There’s a method to my madness. There’s a reason why all this sh*t is happening, because I put it out there. A lot of people never put their dreams out there cause they are scared to fall. I’m not one to shy away from it, I put it out there so people know. I put it out there so when I make it happen I say ‘told you so’. I’m not scared to fail, I’m not scared to succeed.”
For that fight to happen, it seems likely Adesanya will need to win on Saturday against Robert Whittaker. It is a tough task, but he is confident he will win and then take on “Bones.”
What do you make of Adesanya’s response to Jones?