Israel Adesanya Theorizes Cause of Robert Whittaker’s Behavior Change

Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker faced off for the first time at the UFC Summer Press Conference, and Adesanya came prepared for verbal warfare. The only problem, as Robert Whittaker describes it, is that Adesanya is engaged in a one-man war. When …

Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker faced off for the first time at the UFC Summer Press Conference, and Adesanya came prepared for verbal warfare. The only problem, as Robert Whittaker describes it, is that Adesanya is engaged in a one-man war. When UFC 243 finally has a location set, Whittaker will know when to arrive […]

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Israel Adesanya Slams Jon Jones For Not Moving Up To Heavyweight

Israel Adesanya’s and Jon Jones have had a rivalry for quite some time now. The two have traded shots back-and-forth on social media and in interviews, but a fight between them seems unlikely right now. “He’s the one that told TMZ, ‘Oh, I’d like to fight Israel Adesanya.’ And then I remember, I posted receipts […]

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Israel Adesanya’s and Jon Jones have had a rivalry for quite some time now. The two have traded shots back-and-forth on social media and in interviews, but a fight between them seems unlikely right now.

“He’s the one that told TMZ, ‘Oh, I’d like to fight Israel Adesanya.’ And then I remember, I posted receipts on my Instagram saying two weeks ago, I was texting my coach about this, and trust me, Jon is a guy that,” Adesanya said to BT Sport (h/t MMA News). “He is supposedly the best of the best right now. He’s at the top of the game,” Adesanya said. “And I’m Player 1, and this is the game I want to play. So when I clock that game, I’ll turn it off. So in time.”

Why Israel Adesanya has a problem with Jon Jones is the fact that he hasn’t moved up in weight. He says every champion in MMA, boxing, and kickboxing all move up once they dominate their weight class, except Jon Jones.

“Every champion does that,” Adesanya said of champions moving up a weight class. “When you dominate your division, what do they do? In boxing, kickboxing, you move up in weight. He hasn’t even done that yet. He’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to fight DC because I don’t want to fight him at heavyweight. He’s gotta come down.’ What a bitch.

“I’ve done it in kickboxing, I did it in boxing, and I’m gonna do it in MMA. But I just got here. So you can’t bait me into a quick fight.”

Do you think Jon Jones will move up to heavyweight?

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Israel Adesanya Slams “B**ch” Jon Jones for Not Moving to HW

The Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones’s beef is showing absolutely no signs of simmering down if a recent Adesanya interview is any indication. The interim middleweight champion reminded BT Sport who issued the first blow in the verbal war between the two …

The Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones’s beef is showing absolutely no signs of simmering down if a recent Adesanya interview is any indication. The interim middleweight champion reminded BT Sport who issued the first blow in the verbal war between the two champions and also of his intentions to fight Jon Jones, but on his […]

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Adesanya: Gastelum A Tougher Matchup Than Whittaker

UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has yet to taste defeat in the UFC and has been able to successfully roll on to a 6-0 promotional record in less than two years’ time. At UFC 243, Adesanya will face his toughest test to date from a ran…

UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has yet to taste defeat in the UFC and has been able to successfully roll on to a 6-0 promotional record in less than two years’ time. At UFC 243, Adesanya will face his toughest test to date from a rankings perspective when he faces the champ himself, Robert […]

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Mike Winkeljohn On Israel Adesanya’s Beef With Jon Jones: ‘He’s Trying To Make Money’

Mike Winklejohn believes Israel Adesanya is simply trying to make money by building up a future fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Adesanya and Jones have been trash talking each other for a couple of months now and a fight down the line looks more than possible. In fact, Adesanya even predicts it […]

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Mike Winklejohn believes Israel Adesanya is simply trying to make money by building up a future fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Adesanya and Jones have been trash talking each other for a couple of months now and a fight down the line looks more than possible. In fact, Adesanya even predicts it will take place at the Raiders Stadium at some point. However, he was not impressed by the champion’s recent performance against Thiago Santos at UFC 239 this past weekend.

When asked about the Adesanya’s comments, Winklejohn, who coaches Jones, believes it’s just another part in building up a future fight:

“He’s trying to make money,” Winklejohn told Submission Radio. “Good for him. That’s what he’s trying to do, is trying to put a fight together down the road, and I’m sure Jon will be more than happy to accommodate him down the road when he finally gets enough size.”

Many have cited similarities between Jones and Adesanya and believe they are each other’s biggest tests. However, Winklejohn believes “The Last Stylebender” must first get used to the extra weight if he fights at 205 pounds.

Even then, he believes Jones would triumph:

“He has to put some weight on, and we’ll have to see how he performs at that weight, if he’s got the same speed, the same explosiveness he has right now,” Winklejohn explained. “He’s a fantastic fighter, he’s incredible at what he does. Jon beats him in so many avenues.

And as far as his speed kickboxing-wise, you know, Israel, that’s what he does, but Jon can go with anybody standing up in the world. But Jon always can take you down and rain elbows on your face, and that’s what takes Jon Jones and separates him from the rest of the pack.”

Do you agree with Winklejohn?

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Israel Adesanya To Robert Whittaker: ‘Don’t Play The Nice Guy Now’

Israel Adesanya believes Robert Whittaker doesn’t come across as genuine. Adesanya and Whittaker are set to collide on Oct. 5 at UFC 243. A location for the event has not been revealed. This will be a middleweight title unification bout as Adesan…

Israel Adesanya believes Robert Whittaker doesn’t come across as genuine. Adesanya and Whittaker are set to collide on Oct. 5 at UFC 243. A location for the event has not been revealed. This will be a middleweight title unification bout as Adesanya holds interim gold, while Whittaker is the main champion. Adesanya Says Whittaker Backtracks […]

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