Jon Jones has heard the comparisons and he is not impressed.
Even though Israel Adesanya took part in one of the best fights of the year on Saturday at UFC 236, he even won the five-round unanimous decision against Kelvin Gastelum to win an interim middleweight title and move on to 17-0 in the MMA competition, Bones "remains hesitant to praise the rising star.
It does not help that Adesanya has been compared to Jones on a number of occasions because of her long and lean frame and her quick rise in the UFC standings, nor does Adesanya mention the addition of Jones to her list. results already including the legendary Anderson Silva. A possible superfight with Jones, the current light heavyweight champion and one of the most successful fighters in the history of the sport, might be too far off to be seriously discussed, and Jones responded to a fan on Twitter who agreed with that feeling. before minimizing the triumph of Adesanya UFC 236.
"My man has been playing a boxing match with a short and stocky fighter," Jones said in a tweet from a series that has since been deleted. "There is only one Jon Jones, ladies and gentlemen."
Jones then made it clear that he did not want to in any way disrespect Gastelum and he actually congratulated him for successfully punching an opponent at the bottom of well decorated kickboxing.
Jones concluded the series by writing, "You can believe the hype if you wish. I saw everything I needed to see. And then we separate from Adesanya.
Next appointment for Jones, he is expected to defend his lightweight heavyweight title against Thiago Santos at UFC 239 on July 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.