The middleweight contender says that he is going G.O.A.T. hunting and the next G.O.A.T. is UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
“It does tickle my loins,” Adesanya said to TMZ Sports (via Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “It does make me feel some type of way. I like challenges. [Jones] is the GOAT right now, right? I’ve already killed one GOAT, I’m hunting the next.”
Jones would hear what Adesanya said and would issue the following statement on Twitter:
If you think you killed 44 yr old Anderson, you didn’t. I’m not really sure what fight you’ve been watching. You got past the legendary GOAT, now come fuck with the King of the jungle. I’ll make you call me daddy by the third.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 12, 2019
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