The ongoing war of words between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya has heated up once again after the UFC middleweight champion defended his title against Paulo Costa.
After stopping Costa in the second round, Adesanya was asked about the possibility of moving up to 205 pounds now that there’s a new champion in place after Jan Blachowicz knocked out Dominick Reyes in the UFC 253 co-main event.
“Maybe, but I’ll have to ask [head coach] Eugene [Bareman],” Adesanya answered when asked about moving up to 205 pounds to pursue a second title at the UFC 253 post fight press conference. “But like what I said about Anderson Silva — Anderson Silva defended this belt so many times in the middleweight division and then he went up to light heavyweight for little shows.
“I just wanted to f**k up Jon Jones and I still will. But I’ll just have to talk to Eugene cause even he talked about Stipe Miocic and others……