UFC star Israel Adesanya is warned that Jon Jones would ‘KILL him’ if the two fighters were to face off, by Henry Cejudo… as he claims the legendary fighter ‘doesn’t like’ his kiwi counterpart after disrespectful comments
- UFC star Israel Adesanya has been told Jon Jones will ‘kill him’ if they fight
- Sports legend Jones ‘dislikes’ Adesanya according to Henry Cejudo
- Cejudo says Adesanya’s comments about Jones’ mother crossed a moral line
- The two are unlikely to clash as Jones prepares for his heavyweight debut
MMA star Israel Adesanya has been told Jon Jones will “kill him” if the two fighters clash, by former UFC champion Henry Cejudo.
A fight between the two has been speculated in recent years, with many claiming that Adesanya is one of the only fighters on the UFC roster who can challenge the legendary Jones.
However, Cejudo believes the ‘Last Stylebender’ would lose if faced with a 35-year-old Jones and insists he is ‘not a fan’ of the Kiwi after disrespectful comments were made about him. Jones’ mother.
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has been warned not to fight Jon Jones
Jones, who hasn’t fought since February 2020, is widely regarded as one of the sport’s legends
On his Youtube channel, Cejudo said, “Jones would kill Israel. If you were to let Jones literally kill him, Jones would kill him. That’s how much he doesn’t love her. That’s understood too.
“The reason I kind of started not becoming a fan of Israel is just because of the simple fact that he talked about his [Jon Jones’] mother who died. For me, it was like a dealbreaker. That’s what really turned me off with Israel, it’s really not cool man. There are limits to that stuff and you don’t do that.
Cejudo is referring to a Twitter argument between the two from October 2020, in which Adesanya claimed that Jones’ mother would be “disappointed” in him.
Adesanya wrote: ‘My pop already told me how I would beat you. Believe me, he knows. Your mother would be disappointed with who you have become.
The “Last Stylebender” is currently number two in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings
Former two-weight champion Cejudo says Jones’ dislike of Adesanya is ‘understandable’
Jones’ mother Camille died in 2017 after a long battle with diabetes and he responded by assuring Adesanya she would be proud of him.
He wrote: “Sitting with tens of millions of dollars, children on fire about Jesus Christ, one of the greatest martial artists and in the history of the world. Of course, my mother is disappointed, why are you mad brother?
“My mother was an incredible humanitarian. I know for a fact that the Care Project makes her prouder than anything I’ve done in the UFC.
‘Izzy thank you for giving me the opportunity to highlight my wonderful mother this afternoon, now I just miss her. Are we still for 2021? ‘
UFC fighters traded verbal jabs two years ago when Adesanya mentioned Jones’ mother
A fight between the two appeared to be in the next stages when Adesanya made his first move up to light heavyweight in March 2021 – which is the weight division Jones has fought for most of his career.
However, things didn’t go as planned for the Kiwi fighter as he was defeated by champion Jan Błachowicz via unanimous decision. This prompted Adesanya to return to middleweight and continue training.
Meanwhile, in recent months Jones has teased his return to the octagon and the prospect of a move up the weight class to heavyweight – with fights against Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane speculated – making a fight with Adesanya again. less likely.
Despite Jones’ long absence since his last fight, the American is still 11th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings while Adesanya sits 2nd in the same list.