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Israel Adesanya willing to ‘jump up’ to heavyweight to slap Jon Jones

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Israel Adesanya is willing to fight Jon Jones at any weight class.

UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Israel Adesanya believes his move up to light heavyweight has really rubbed Jon Jones the wrong way.

Adesanya, who will move up in weight to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title, taunted Jones in a recent interview with The Mac Life where he mocked ‘Bones’ for still not having a fight lined up at heavyweight despite vacating the light heavyweight title in August.

“He is probably loathing and waiting until, I don’t know, I don’t check,” Adesanya told The Mac Life in a recent interview (h/t BJPenn.com). “He is loathing. It is rubbing him the wrong way, I know it is rubbing him the wrong way. Say something stupid, he knows I got clips, I’m ready for him.”

Adesanya, the reigning UFC middleweight champion, is also interested in moving up to heavyweight should Jones win the title, vowing to ‘jump up’ and take the belt from him.

“I’d say the first then the second. If I was waiting (to defend the light heavyweight title) I’ll just go back to 185 and f**k people up there and then if he (Jones) wins the heavyweight belt, I’ll just jump up and take that off him. It would be cool,” Adesanya concluded. “It’s like, oh you took my old toy now I want it back, then comes back down and I’ll slap him across the face.”

Adesanya vs. Blachowicz hasn’t been made official but expect an announcement in the coming weeks.