Israel Adesanya’s initial sympathy towards Jon Jones has turned to apathy, as ‘The Last Stylebender’ has slammed the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion for continuously ‘embarrassing’ himself outside the cage.
Jones has had numerous run-ins with the Albuquerque police department over the years and the pound-for-pound No. 1 recently found himself arrested for drunk driving outside a strip club, with bodycam footage showing ‘Bones’ struggling to recite the alphabet during a sobriety test.
Adesanya has quickly become Jones’ biggest rival in the UFC and the 30-year-old branded Jones a ‘whore’ — amongst other things — in an expletive-laden interview with MMA Fighting.
“I’ll make my own mistakes,” Adesanya said. “I’ve already made my own mistakes in this game, even in the UFC. I’m just smart about how I make mistakes. He’s not. That’s why he’s an idiot. I’m not going to say I’m perfect. I never have. I’m not going to pretend I’m holier than thou like he does.
“Jon Jones is a Catholic school girl. Those Catholic school girls were suppressed all of their life and then once they get some freedom and they’re away from the church, they become whores. Jon’s a whore.”
“I flamed him up on Twitter with a few memes, while I was still kind of sad because I am able to empathize as a young black man,” he continued.
“To be in my position of power as UFC champion, which is where he is but he’s been there a lot longer and he’s just f*cking it up over and over and over and over again. It’s just like ‘really [expletive]?’. It’s embarrassing really.”
“It’s kind of funny. Even in the video, I don’t know what is name is — ‘hello Jack’ or ‘hello John’ whatever his name was. He knows them by a first name basis. That’s hilarious to me. That just shows you the level of the sh*t you guys have seen that comes out but then imagine the stuff that we haven’t seen. The stuff that hasn’t been put out in the media that Jon has done and the cops have been involved and they’ve had to suppress it.
“It just shows you. It’s embarrassing but it’s fun for me to watch because he’s a piece of sh*t.”
After clearing out the UFC middleweight division Adesanya hopes to challenge Jones for the light heavyweight title, but the Nigerian-New Zealander suspects Jones could be too washed up by then.
“I think Dominick [Reyes] really showed what I’ve been saying about Jones. He’s washed,” Adesanya said. “I’ve been saying he’s washed but no one was listening. I’ve said it. He’s washed.
“I hope he stays champion. That way I’d be the guy to take out the quote-unquote GOAT. The one everyone keeps talking about. Like I said, I’ve been chopping goat meat for a long time. This will be nothing different.”
Adesanya is the current UFC middleweight champion and No. 5-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, per the UFC rankings.