UFC 234’s Israel Adesanya has drawn comparisons to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
“Bones,” however, doesn’t see the resemblance in the Octagon other than having a similar body structure and the same skin color.
“We have similar body types and we’re both black,” joked Jones during a recent interview with UFC. “And that’s about it. I don’t think we fight alike, I don’t think we fight similar, I do a lot of wrestling, heavy ground-and-pound, a lot of submissions, I strike in both stances. I feel like our games are very different,” he added while saying he feels Israel will be a force in the fight game.”
Even though he might not see the comparisons to ‘The Last Stylebender,’ he has respect for the rising force.
“But I do respect him, a lot. I think he is going to be a force to be reckoned with. He is great for the sport, great talker and he finishes fights. He is a very exciting young man.”
Jones does seem to appreciate what “Stylebender” brings to the sport. That being said , a possible dream
Adesanya will have his hands full at UFC 234 this weekend as he faces another legend that he has drawn comparisons to – Anderson “The Spider” Silva.