‘Jones can be too huge for him’

Following Israel Adesanya’s unsuccessful transfer as much as the sunshine heavyweight division, former division champion Daniel Cormier has instructed {that a} “tremendous battle” in opposition to Jon Jones would not must occur.

Within the newest version of DC & Helwani, Cormier acknowledged that Israel Adesanya’s wins at middleweight satisfied most that he might beat Jones. Nonetheless, after watching Adesanya’s efficiency over the weekend, DC believes Jones can be “too huge” for The Final Stylebender.

This is what Daniel Cormier stated relating to a possible Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones battle:

At UFC 259, Israel Adesanya was unable to beat Jan Blachowicz. The reigning UFC mild heavyweight champion efficiently defended his title for the very first time. He and Adesanya went the gap for the complete 25 minutes on the UFC APEX.

With Blachowicz efficiently establishing his place on the high of the sunshine heavyweight division, the Polish champion is now anticipated to concentrate on Glover Teixeira.

The present champion even made it clear that Teixeira, who was the backup fighter for the UFC 259 predominant occasion, is subsequent to problem the 205-pounds title.

What’s in retailer for Israel Adesanya after UFC 259?

Regardless of struggling his first loss at UFC 259, Israel Adesanya is now eager to bounce again and get again on profitable phrases. The reigning UFC middleweight champion is predicted to maneuver again to 185 and concentrate on his division for now.

With former champion Robert Whittaker set to face Paulo Costa on April seventeenth, the winner might go on to face Adesanya later this yr. Different contenders within the division embody the likes of Kevin Holland, Marvin Vettori, and Darren Until.

In a latest interview, Israel Adesanya even talked about that if there’s anybody whom he would like combating subsequent within the middleweight division, it could be Until.

The reigning champion even urged The Gorilla to maintain profitable and earn himself a title shot. The Liverpudlian shall be dealing with Vettori for his subsequent battle, whereas Holland will battle Derek Brunson.

Printed 09 Mar 2021, 18:30 IST

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