UFC middleweight champion Adesanya (19-Zero MMA, 8-Zero UFC), has been buying and selling barbs with gentle heavyweight champion Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) in a rivalry that continues to brew.
However Adesanya has reiterated his plans of clearing out the middleweight division first earlier than shifting as much as face Jones.
It’s a combat that his head coach, Eugene Bareman, is just not keen on for particular causes, however Adesanya sees the combat occurring sometime.
“It was one thing that wasn’t there until he uttered my identify and I used to be like, ‘Hmm – I see what that is about,’” Adesanya instructed MMA Junkie. “I see the place future is putting sure characters in my film. So yeah, that combat is basically necessary. I don’t want it, to be trustworthy. My coach doesn’t suppose I want it. My coach would moderately I simply keep away from that combat, not as a result of we don’t need to combat Jones, however he feels – he mentioned it earlier than he obtained arrested final time – he mentioned I’d moderately give it to a man like Stipe (Miocic).”
Bareman has not been shy on the best way he feels about Jones, questioning his character for his continued authorized woes.
And regardless of his coach needing convincing, Adesanya needs it, regardless if there are title implications or not.
“We’re not fearful of anyone. Like, he’s going after Stipe. So it’s not that we don’t need the combat, it’s simply that my coach seems like he’s a bit of (expletive),” Adesanya mentioned. “And my coach is basically old-fashioned. He doesn’t need to give this chance to combat me – the A-side – to a man like Jones, a s**t c**t like Jones.
“It’s not likely necessary for my legacy, however I would like this combat and I’m going to get this combat – no matter if he’s champion or not, by the best way. Even when he loses that belt, I’m nonetheless coming for that ass.”