Jon Jones Reacts to Israel Adesanya Loss: ‘That’s Not Even Worth My Time’

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 7, 2021

It appears that hopes of a future Jon Jones-Israel Adesanya superfight went up in smoke at UFC 259.

Adesanya’s bid to become a two-division champion failed on Saturday night, as he dropped a unanimous decision to reigning 205-pound king Jan Blachowicz in the evening’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Blachowicz took control of the contest in the championship rounds through takedowns and top control to retain his title and prevail once again despite being the underdog.

Naturally, Jones was an interested observer of the proceedings, and he couldn’t resist taking a few shots at Adesanya on Twitter. The two stars have gone back and forth in the media in recent months regarding a potential fight, and Adesanya defeating Blachowicz would have been the most obvious path to such a matchup.

Now, it appears that the dream is dead.

“Yeah, never mind, that’s not even worth my time,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “If you ever wrote me talking s—t about Izzy, slap yourself.”

In the meantime, Jones will continue to focus on his heavyweight debut. The Jackson-Wink MMA standout is expected to face the winner of the UFC 260 championship clash between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou later this year.

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