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‘I would literally tear one of your arms off’ - Jon Jones responds to Israel Adesanya

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The middleweight champ talked about wanting to “f-ck up” Jon Jones after UFC 253, but the former light heavyweight king has a few choice feelings about that idea.

Jon Jones may no longer hold the light heavyweight title, but he appears to be on one or two fighters’ radars following UFC 253. The long-time (and now former) king of the 205 lb division seems to be working his way toward a title shot against Stipe Miocic sometime in the not too distant future; adding muscle and potentially power in his goal to become an instant heavyweight contender.

However, after beating Dominick Reyes in Saturday’s co-main event, Jan Blachowicz had only one question in mind: “Jon Jones where are you?” And he wasn’t the only one on the lookout for ‘Bones.’ With a dominant victory over Paulo Costa fresh under his belt, Israel Adesanya made his own passing shot at the Jackson-Wink talent.

“I just wanted to f-ck up Jon Jones,” Adesanya said, speaking of Anderson Silva’s history of fighting both at middleweight and light heavyweight, “and I still will. But, I’ll just have to talk to Eugene [Bareman], because even he...”

That’s where the video Jones posted to his Instagram feed cuts off. ‘Bones’ may have suggested he’d entertain heading back to 205 to grab his belt “real quick” in a fight against Blachowicz, but his response to Adesanya’s suggested superfight was a lot more forceful.

“BUT what?” Jones wrote alongside the clip from Adesanya’s presser. “You’ve stepped into the ring over 100 times now and you’re still not ready!? You have a youth advantage and like four times the fighting experience. The truth is you’re already my pussy, you love being undefeated and you’ve seen what’s happened to everyone else. It raises your stock to mention my name, you’re aware of this. You don’t want real confrontation with me, I’m not gonna just stand there and kickbox with you. I’ve been preparing for heavyweights, right around now I would literally tear one of your arms off”

For the moment, there seems to be zero chance of a Jones/Adesanya fight anytime soon. Dana White is already on the record backing up the ‘Last Stylebender’’s assertion that Jared Cannonier is next in line if he gets past Robert Whittaker. It appears, however, that if Adesanya ever decides to take a serious look at 205 he’d have an opponent ready and waiting for him.