Things are heating up between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and new interim middleweight champ Israel Adesanya on social media.

Adesanya fired the first shot today and it’s been back-and-forth ever since. Adesanya thinks Jones is a sh*t c*nt, “Bones” doesn’t think “Stylebender” is ready for him. Jones also thought it was strange that Adesanya called him out then called him a bully when he responded.

Regardless, Adesanya wants everyone to know who called who out first (via Twitter):

While Adesanya just competed in an instant classic interim title fight against Gastelum at UFC 236, Jones is scheduled to defend his strap at UFC 239 in July.

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If Jones and Adesanya ever meet, one would think the match-up is potentially two or three years out. However, MMA is a crazy sport and anything is possible.

Let us know what you think. Who would win if Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones fought?

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