Monday, August 3, 2020

Dana White Has Interest In Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya

Count Dana White in on those who are interested in Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya. The two have gone back and forth with each other in interviews calling each other out, but given they fight in different divisions, a fight may not happen.

Should Israel Adesanya get past Robert Whittaker, the UFC president would have a ton of interest in the fight. He believes “The Last Stylebender” could be a dangerous opponent for Jones barring he wins the middleweight title in October.

“I do (have interest in that fight),” White said to TMZ Sports (h/t BJPENN). “But Israel needs to focus on (Robert Whittaker). He’s fighting a bad dude. He needs to worry about that fight. If he beats Robert Whittaker, he’s a very, very dangerous guy and a guy Jones needs to take serious.”

For the fight to happen, Adesanya will no doubt have to win the middleweight title where it could be a super fight between two champions. Should the fight actually happen, Jones would be the bigger fighter, as “The Last Stylebender” has weighed in under 185-pounds before.

Although it seems unlikely to happen, as talk of Jones going up to heavyweight continues by the day, Dana White has interest in the scrap.

Trending Articles

Fighters React To Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan At UFC on ESPN+ 31

Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan put on a show in the main event slugfest.  The middleweight showdown served as...

Edmen Shahbazyan Speaks On UFC on ESPN+ 31 Loss To Derek Brunson

Edmen Shahbazyan has issued a statement following his first pro MMA loss. Shahbazyan shared the Octagon with Derek Brunson...

Dana White Comments on Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 Troubles

Dana White caught a lot of heat when he decided to move forward during the pandemic but when looking at the precautions...

UFC President Dana White Responds To Dan Hardy-Herb Dean Incident

UFC president Dana White has made his stance clear on the incident between Dan Hardy and Herb Dean. During...

Dana White Won’t Entertain Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao Rumors

UFC president Dana White isn't interested in entertaining the rumors of Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao. The fighting future...

Latest MMA News

Mike Tyson Responds To George Foreman’s Concern Over Roy Jones Jr. Bout

Mike Tyson has responded to the concerns of fellow boxing legend George Foreman. Tyson is scheduled to take on...

Dana White Thinks Edmen Shahbazyan Gassed Early Against Derek Brunson

UFC president Dana White believes Edmen Shahbazyan ran out of steam by round two against Derek Brunson. Shahbazyan had...

Khamzat Chimaev Thinks Donald Cerrone Bout Would Be An ‘Easy Win’

UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev thinks he'd easily defeat Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Chimaev has quickly become a force to be...

Tyron Woodley Says Colby Covington Bout Is Nearly Finalized: ‘This Is The Biggest Fight Of My Career’

Tyron Woodley says he and Colby Covington will share the Octagon together very soon. Woodley and Covington have had...

UFC Welterweight Mike Perry Issues Apology Following Restaurant Incident

Mike Perry has issued a statement following his incident at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Perry came under fire...

Joanne Calderwood Releases Statement After Loss & Fainting Backstage

Joanne Calderwood's plan did not come to fruition on Saturday night. Calderwood, who already had a title shot, risked...

Jennifer Maia Will Receive Next Title Shot According To Dana White

Jennifer Maia's next fight will be for UFC gold, Dana White announced after UFC Vegas 5. In the co-main...

UFC on ESPN+ 31 Promotional Guidelines Payouts: Derek Brunson Tops The List

The UFC on ESPN+ 31 promotional guidelines payouts are in. On Aug. 1, UFC on ESPN+ 31 took place...

WATCH: Joe George Crushes Marcos Escudero With An Uppercut

Joe George made a statement against Marcos Escudero. George and Escudero did battle inside the boxing ring in a...

Derek Brunson Says He Doesn’t Get Enough Respect Following UFC on ESPN+ 31 Win

Derek Brunson doesn't believe he's getting enough respect in the middleweight division. Brunson took on the previously unbeaten Edmen...

Dana White Won’t Entertain Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao Rumors

UFC president Dana White isn't interested in entertaining the rumors of Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao. The fighting future...

Dana White Criticizes Cageside Doctor For UFC on ESPN+ 31 Headliner

UFC president Dana White believes the cageside doctor for the UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event was inexperienced. On...