UFC legend Jon Jones rejects Israel Adesanya superfight as P4P superstar reveals 'he does nothing for me'
UFC legend Jon Jones has appeared to rule out a fight against middleweight king Israel Adensanya.
The 33-year-old has previously toyed with the idea of a scrap with Adesanya, but now has his eyes firmly fixed on the heavyweight division.
Bones vacated the light-heavyweight title earlier this year and is chasing a fight against heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic.
The New Yorker, who has only one defeat and that by DQ, was asked how close a fight against Adesanya was by one fan on Twitter.
He responded, tongue-in-cheek: “Yeah just how he envisioned it, the arena he wanted and everything.
"There’s not a man on this planet that tells me what to do. I march to the beat of my own drum.. there’s no red panty night for Izzy without me, I may just keep him broke.
“Outside of a gigantic payday, he does nothing for me. Anderson [Silva] was the man to beat in that weight class, not him."
Then, teasing his move to heavyweight, Jones added: "The next biggest legacy move for me is Stipe and I want all the smoke.”
Adesanya has previously called Jones 'washed up' as he himself prepares to step up to light-heavy to fight new champion Jan Blachowicz.
Jones moving to heavyweight killed hopes of a match-up with Adesanya who told Ariel Helwani's MMA show: "I am going to go up a weight class.
"I'm going to do what he [Jones] hasn't done in more than ten years.
"I am going to do it in just under three years.
"You can look at his last five fights. Tell me he's not washed."
Adesanya easily defeated Paulo Costa at UFC 253 in September, sealing his second defence of the middleweight belt.
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