Jones has now taken their rivalry to a new level, issuing a warning to Adesanya while also calling the middle champion a “pussy.” The former light heavyweight champion issued his warning through Instagram:
BUT what? You’ve stepped into the ring over 100 times now and you’re still not ready!? You have a youth advantage and like four times the fighting experience. The truth is you’re already my pussy, you love being undefeated and you’ve seen what’s happened to everyone else. It raises your stock to mention my name, you’re aware of this. You don’t want real confrontation with me, I’m not gonna just stand there and kickbox with you. I’ve been preparing for heavyweights, right around now I would literally tear one of your arms off
Adesanya, who defeated Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253, has yet to respond to what was said by Jones.