UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has stated that Jon Jones will remain on his hitlist even if he does eventually move up to the heavyweight division.
“I saw something on Instagram that by the time he goes to heavyweight the fight will be…who gives a f*ck about weight? I’ve never given a f*ck about weight,” Adesanya told mmafighting.com. “Since when? It’s never been an issue for me. I’ve been a heavyweight in boxing, in kickboxing. I’ll do it in again in MMA. So, it’s never been an issue for me.
“He can try and run to heavyweight, but I’ll chase him down. I’ll hunt him down if I have to.”
Adesanya is still not in any rush though, insisting that he still has important business to attend to in his current weight class before he moves up.
“Let him go to heavyweight. Right now, I’m working at middleweight. If he wants to come, he can skip the line if he comes down to middleweight. I’ve said that already. But I’m sure he can’t do that because his frame won’t let him. So, let me do my work, shut the f*ck up and I’ll come see you when it’s time.”
Jones also has a big fight coming up against Dominick Reyes, but Adesanya has stressed that even if there was a big upset in that fight and ‘Bones’ long unbeaten record was finally broken he would still want to fight him.
“I know that when I’m fighting, he tries to talk s*it about me when I’m fighting to try and take away the attention from my fight onto him, or to try like, you know, make it about him for whatever reason. But, it’s my show. Yeah, but I don’t really care. If Dom wins, good on Dom, happy for him. And I think he’s got a big problem on his hands with Dominick Reyes as well.
“But if Dom wins, doesn’t matter, I’m still coming for that ass.”