“There’s only one Jon Jones” – Bones cold on Israel Adesanya title win

Since Israel Adesanya burst on the UFC scene, he and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones have been compared ad nauseam.

And following the Nigeria-born Kiwi’s interim UFC middleweight title win against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, talks of a potential superfight between the two reached a fever pitch.

It’s an easy comparison to make. Both men fight at range with a dangerous arsenal of flashy strikes and have a penchant for the spectacular.

But Jones is less than convinced by Adesanya’s abilities following his wild, back-and-forth unanimous decision win over Gastelum on Saturday.

“Bones” took to Twitter to pour cold water over Adesanya’s win, posting a number of since-deleted tweets. Quotes via MMA Fighting.

“My man had a toe to toe kick boxing [sic] match with a short stubby wrestler. There’s only one Jon Jones ladies and gentlemen,” Jones said in one post.

When a fan thought Gastelum was getting some undue insults thrown his way, Jones replied: “That wasn’t my intention, nothing but respect for Kelvin. Dude Almost [sic] beat a kickboxer without throwing a single kick.”

Jones then ended his series of tweets, saying: “You guys can you [sic] believe the hype if you want to. I’ve seen all I had to see,” before later calling Adesanya a “b*tch.”

Jones is set to fight Thiago Santos next at UFC 239 on July 6th in Las Vegas. However, UFC President Dana White seemed interested in a future match-up between Adesanya and Jones some day.