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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Mike Winkeljohn Says Holly Holm Handling KO Loss Exactly The Opposite Of Ronda Rousey

Back at UFC 193 where Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey, “Rowdy” seemingly disappeared from MMA. It was a tough loss to handle, especially it being her first, but Mike Winklejohn is glad Holm is not doing that now after being knocked out …

Back at UFC 193 where Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey, “Rowdy” seemingly disappeared from MMA. It was a tough loss to handle, especially it being her first, but Mike Winklejohn is glad Holm is not doing that now after being knocked out to Amanda Nunes at UFC 239. Rather, she released a statement on […]

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Mike Winkeljohn Says Thiago Santos Is A Very Dangerous Opponent For Jon Jones

Thiago Santos will be fighting for UFC gold for the first time as he takes on Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 239. He has looked very impressed at light heavyweight which he is 3-0 with three TKO/KO wins. And, according to Jon Jones’ coach in …

Thiago Santos will be fighting for UFC gold for the first time as he takes on Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 239. He has looked very impressed at light heavyweight which he is 3-0 with three TKO/KO wins. And, according to Jon Jones’ coach in Mike Winkeljohn, he knows the Brazilian is […]

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Diego Sanchez Explains Why He Is Leaving JacksonWink MMA

JacksonWink MMA has been preparing for July 6 for a long time. The camp has Jon Jones and Holly Holm fighting for titles on the card, as well as Diego Sanchez taking on Michael Chiesa. Well, they won’t have Sanchez after all. Speaking at a UFC 23…

JacksonWink MMA has been preparing for July 6 for a long time. The camp has Jon Jones and Holly Holm fighting for titles on the card, as well as Diego Sanchez taking on Michael Chiesa. Well, they won’t have Sanchez after all. Speaking at a UFC 239 media day in Los Angeles, Sanchez revealed he […]

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Jon Jones’ Coach Addresses Daniel Cormier Trilogy: DC Can’t Let It Go

Jon Jones is headed for his second title defense of the year when he meets Thiago Santos for the 205-pound title at July 6’s UFC 239. Jones’ coach believes he’s in for a much, much bigger fight down the line. That, of course, is his l…

Jon Jones is headed for his second title defense of the year when he meets Thiago Santos for the 205-pound title at July 6’s UFC 239. Jones’ coach believes he’s in for a much, much bigger fight down the line. That, of course, is his long-awaited trilogy fight with longtime rival Daniel Cormier. Jones famously […]

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Aaron Pico Explains Camp Change To JacksonWink

Aaron Pico is one of the top prospects in MMA. The 22-year-old is coming off a knockout loss to Henry Corrales and knew he had to change something up. And, he did just that as he moved his camp from The Body Shop to JacksonWink MMA. Why he decided on a…

Aaron Pico is one of the top prospects in MMA. The 22-year-old is coming off a knockout loss to Henry Corrales and knew he had to change something up. And, he did just that as he moved his camp from The Body Shop to JacksonWink MMA. Why he decided on a camp change was simple. […]

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