Both Jones and Adesanya brought their relatives into their rivalry, but Adesanya is warning Jones not to drag his family into their battle anymore.
“I like to respond rather than react and yet he talked about my father and then I brought up his mother, who rest in peace has passed away,” Adesanya told MMA Fighting. “People are faulting me like ‘you don’t talk about a man’s dead mother.’ I’m like you don’t talk about a man’s father. I don’t give a f**k if your mom is dead or alive. Don’t bring my father or my family into this. Cause this is work. If you bring up anything about my family that’s open season. I’m coming for your whole f**king family. Your whole clan. He brought up my father. I didn’t say anything bad about his mother. I’m sure she was a lovely lady. He actually looks like he has a good family outside of the cage. I would never say anything disrespectful about his mother. All I said is your mom would be disappointed at who you’ve become because he brought up my father. F**k if your mom is dead. Don’t talk about my dad even though he’s alive. Don’t talk about my family. It’s fair game. I won’t talk about your mom, if you don’t talk about my dad.”
So far, the rivalry between Adesanya and Jones has been contained on social media, as they have yet to get physical in person or in the Octagon. Adesanya says the biggest difference between himself and Jones is that he learns from his mistakes.
“The guy’s a piece of sh*t and he knows it,” Adesanya said. “That’s the thing, I’m not perfect. I’m a piece of sh*t in my own right but the difference between me and him is I learn from my mistakes and I make sure that they never happen again. That’s the big difference between me and him. But he’s a piece of sh*t through and through. He never learns from his mistakes and he repeats them over and over again. That says a lot about him as a person.”