UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya started his Valentine’s Day with a more than subtle punch to former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Adesanya is just a few days away from his rematch victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 271. It was a much more competitive fight than their first fight, but Adesanya deserved a decision on the scoresheets.
Jones is gearing up for a heavyweight run in 2022, but it’s unclear when he’ll return. He recently announced a possible fight with Stipe Miocic later this year.
Adesanya and Jones have had quite a few fights on social media and at one point it looked like they were ready to fight each other. Their beef got personal at times, but Adesanya took things to the next level on Valentine’s Day.
V recent tweetAdesanya poked fun at Jones’ recent run-in with the law and an alleged domestic violence incident in Las Vegas.
“Happy Valentine’s Day,” Adesanya tweeted. “This is the thought that matters XO.”
Jones was accused of assaulting his fiancée Jessie Moses in a hotel-casino suite in Las Vegas last year, just hours after the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony. The domestic violence charge was dropped last December.
Adesanya signed a new contract with the UFC before headlining UFC 271. The exact details of the contract are unknown, but it is rumored to be one of the most lucrative in the history of the promotion.
Adesanya and Jones appear to be on separate paths towards a return to the octagon, but a fight between the two isn’t anything out of the ordinary in the future. If a fight between these two stars is scheduled in the future, the build-up will most likely be anything but friendly.
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