Israel Adesanya’s foray into the UFC gentle heavyweight division sparked speak of a possible dream struggle with Jon Jones, the longtime 205-pound king who’s transferring as much as heavyweight.
However Adesanya’s bid to turn into the UFC’s newest double champion fell brief Sunday at UFC 259 because the middleweight champion misplaced to gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, his first profession MMA loss (20-1.)
Jones known as out Adesanya after the loss and shut down any speak of a struggle between the 2.
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“Yeah by no means thoughts, that’s not even price my time,” Jones wrote on Twitter.
Adesanya known as Blachowicz “a cultured champion” and “a cool dude.”
“If I used to be gonna lose to anybody, I’m glad it was him,” Adesanya mentioned.
That drew one other response from Jones on Instagram.
“I’m glad to lose? Yeah this child didn’t need any issues, realized a lot tonight,” Jones mentioned.
However Adesanya mentioned “by no means say by no means” in relation to a attainable matchup with Jones.
UFC president Dana White mentioned Adesanya ought to deal with middleweight now, however Adesanya mentioned he “positively” desires to struggle at 205 kilos once more.