Jon Jones responds to Israel Adesanya: 'I'll make you call me daddy'
After sitting out a UFC press conference today with an upset stomach, the UFC light heavyweight champion tweeted he’d make Adesanya “call me daddy by the third.”
Adesanya recently told TMZ Sports a fight with Jones “tickled his loins” and said he was ready to pick off another “GOAT” after dispatching Anderson Silva at UFC 234.
That didn’t sit well with Jones, who’s scheduled to face Thiago Santos at UFC 239 after welcoming a fight with Adesanya.
At the moment, Adesanya also has more pressing concerns. He gets back to work Saturday at UFC 234 in an interim middleweight title bout against Kelvin Gastelum. The winner of Saturday’s fight is expected to face current champ Robert Whittaker.
Although they fight in different divisions, Adesanya and Jones have been compared to each other, a fact that seemingly irks both.
“I feel like we have similar body types, and we’re both black,” Jones said. “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 and heavy ground-and-pound and a lot of submissions, and I do strike from both stances. (But) I feel like our game is very different.”
Jones has also said a fight with Adesanya is inevitable at some point. But for now, he’ll have to settle with verbal blows.
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