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‘Not worth my time’: Jon Jones did not hold back after Kiwi star’s first UFC defeat

Israel Adesanya’s foray into the UFC light heavyweight division sparked talk of a potential dream fight with Jon Jones, the longtime 205-pound king who is moving up to heavyweight.
Israel Adesanya’s foray into the UFC light heavyweight division sparked talk of a potential dream fight with Jon Jones, the longtime 205-pound king who is moving up to heavyweight.

But Adesanya’s bid to become the UFC’s latest double champion fell short Sunday at UFC 259 as the middleweight champion lost to light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, his first career MMA loss (20-1.)

Jones called out Adesanya after the loss and shut down any talk of a fight between the two.

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Blachowicz hands Izzy his first MMA loss

Blachowicz hands Izzy his first MMA loss

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“Yeah never mind, that’s not even worth my time,” Jones wrote on Twitter.

Yeah never mind, that’s not even worth my time

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021

If you ever wrote me talking shit about Izzy beating me, slap yourself

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021

The greatest striking MMA has ever seen? This shit needs to stop already.. people so quick to jump on a hype train.

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021

Adesanya called Blachowicz “a classy champion” and “a cool dude.”

“If I was gonna lose to anyone, I’m glad it was him,” Adesanya said.

That drew another reaction from Jones on Instagram.

“I’m glad to lose? Yeah this kid didn’t want any problems, learned so much tonight,” Jones said.

But Adesanya said “never say never” when it comes to a possible matchup with Jones.

UFC president Dana White said Adesanya should focus on middleweight now, but Adesanya said he “definitely” wants to fight at 205 pounds again.

This story originally appeared on the New York Post.

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