UnderGround Forums Jon Jones: Israel Adesanya 'not some special guy'

2/6/20 9:55 PM
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jones spoke recently about middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who has been trash talking his way towards a superfight.

"Honestly, I have no interest in Israel, at the end of the day," said Jones, as transcribed by Damon Martin for MMA Fighting. "Anderson Silva was a guy everyone wanted to see me fight and I never wanted to do it because I had so much respect for Anderson. I feel the same way with Izzy but it's not coming from a place of respect.

"It's like my career isn't based around fighting him. Him to fight me, it would be huge for his resume. But for me, I feel like I already have so many legends under my resume but he's not even a legend."

"We've all seen that video of him fighting some Alex [Pereira] guy and catching a clean overhand right. So he's very human to me. He's not some special guy. I don't see what everybody else is seeing in him.

"I think his whole anime thing and how he's all [frantic] with his hands and all this crazy stuff, I think that's kind of entertaining to a certain fanbase but for me, it's like dude, I would slap you, get out of here kid."

2/6/20 10:34 PM
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A double ko would be the ideal outcome if these two fought. 

2/7/20 12:21 AM
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Adesanya would get mauled. Don't really care about this fight.

Stipe vs jones is much more interesting.

2/7/20 12:49 AM
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Maybe Izzy should do some roids so he too could be a "special guy".

2/7/20 3:16 AM
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Israel is living in that boys head.

2/7/20 3:27 AM
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Jones would rag doll him badly

2/7/20 4:21 AM
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BringBackGoldy -

Israel is living in that boys head.

24/7

However, JBJ would kill him. And I hate JBJ.

2/7/20 7:29 AM
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Izzy has been knocked out cold by middleweights

2/7/20 7:31 AM
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JoseyWales -

Izzy has been knocked out cold by middleweights

Who else has put him out?

2/7/20 9:42 AM
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JoseyWales -

Izzy has been knocked out cold by middleweights

Jones only TKOs anyway

2/7/20 9:53 AM
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BringBackGoldy -

Israel is living in that boys head.

What makes you say that? Its like people think these fighters just come out and make these statements out of nowhere as if a reporter isn't asking them questions.

2/7/20 10:21 AM
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Joshinho - 
BringBackGoldy -

Israel is living in that boys head.

What makes you say that? Its like people think these fighters just come out and make these statements out of nowhere as if a reporter isn't asking them questions.


Correct...Izzy brings up Jones all the time. And tweets about him. And Dana talks about them fighting. Then Jones is asked in interviews and responds.
Edited: 2/7/20 3:09 PM
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 This dude has Yoel Romero right in front of him, Costa right behind him... And he keeps jawing about jones??? We've seen this shit before and we already know how that ends. If you don't focus and respect the guys in front of you, your going to be put to sleep. Israel is just the flavor of the year, he'll be on fight night cards by 2021...

2/7/20 8:15 PM
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Stipe would be the first guy to really hurt jones if they fought. Jones hasn't fought anybody with that heavyweight power.

2/7/20 10:08 PM
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Jones destroys Izzy.

2/7/20 10:12 PM
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"I think his whole anime thing and how he's all [frantic] with his hands and all this crazy stuff, I think that's kind of entertaining to a certain fanbase but for me, it's like dude, I would slap you, get out of here kid."

lol. One of the more entertaining things Jon has said. He's probably right.

2/8/20 12:36 AM
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Jon is a bully. Izzy was a guy that got bullied and now styles on dudes in a cage. I will always pick the guy who used to get bullied.