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Article: Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones Share Unexpected Moment in Las Vegas

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After years of trading insults, it seems that UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champion Israel Adesanya have put their differences aside, at least for now.

On Wednesday night, Adesanya made his first post on Meta’s new Threads app, surprising his followers with a video featuring him and Jones sharing a lighthearted moment during International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

Watch the video clip below.

In the video, Adesanya exclaims, “What a world, first Alex [Pereira], now this guy, Jones.”

Jones, at the end of the clip, responds, “Bless this king.”

Jones made an impressive comeback to the octagon after a three-year hiatus, claiming the heavyweight title by submitting Ciryl Gane in the first round of their main event bout at UFC 285 in March. Adesanya also made a triumphant return, recapturing his middleweight championship with a stunning second-round knockout of his long-time rival, Alex Pereira, at UFC 287 a month later.

Both fighters are expected to defend their titles later this year. Adesanya aims to defend his middleweight crown in September at UFC 293 in Sydney, while UFC President Dana White has hinted at a potential bout between Jones and Stipe Miocic. However, no official announcements have been made.

Update: Jones shared his perspective on the encounter in the statement provided below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC rivals

Q: What happened between Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones in Las Vegas?

A: Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones, UFC champions in different weight classes, unexpectedly shared a lighthearted moment during International Fight Week in Las Vegas. They appeared to bury the hatchet temporarily, surprising fans with their friendly encounter.

Q: What did Israel Adesanya say about Jon Jones in the video?

A: In the video, Israel Adesanya exclaimed, “What a world, first Alex [Pereira], now this guy, Jones.” It showcased Adesanya’s surprise and possibly his willingness to set aside their past trash talk.

Q: How did Jon Jones respond to Israel Adesanya in the video?

A: At the end of the video, Jon Jones responded by saying, “Bless this king.” His comment indicated a positive and respectful sentiment towards Adesanya.

Q: When did Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya win their respective championships?

A: Jon Jones captured the heavyweight title at UFC 285 in March after defeating Ciryl Gane in the first round. Israel Adesanya regained his middleweight championship at UFC 287 with a second-round knockout victory over his rival, Alex Pereira.

Q: Are there any upcoming fights or title defenses planned for Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya?

A: While nothing has been officially announced, Israel Adesanya is expected to defend his middleweight title at UFC 293 in September in Sydney. UFC President Dana White has hinted at a potential bout between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, but no details have been confirmed.

More about UFC rivals

  • UFC Official Website: The official website of the UFC where you can find news, updates, and information about fighters.
  • Israel Adesanya’s Official Twitter: Israel Adesanya’s official Twitter account for updates and posts from the middleweight champion.
  • Jon Jones’ Official Twitter: Jon Jones’ official Twitter account for news and updates from the UFC heavyweight champion.
  • UFC on Meta Threads: Meta’s Threads app, where Israel Adesanya posted the video of his encounter with Jon Jones during International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

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fightingChamp45 July 7, 2023 - 5:34 am

Adesanya and Jones bros b4 foes haha! Loving the positive vibes, hope they keep it up. UFC gonna be on fire!

mmaFan98 July 7, 2023 - 4:10 pm

wow israel and jones are finally cool w each other?? that’s lit! the video looks fun can’t wait for their next fights!

OctagonWarrior July 7, 2023 - 5:12 pm

Damn, that surprise encounter in Vegas got me hyped! Adesanya and Jones showing some mutual respect, but we all know they’re still hungry to defend their belts. Bring on the epic fights!

ufcJunkie July 7, 2023 - 10:17 pm

Adesanya’s post on Meta got me like “what?!?” So cool to see these rivals chillin’ together. Now I’m even more excited for Adesanya’s title defense and the potential Jones vs. Miocic matchup. Let’s go!


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