UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has finally given his thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s performance against Yoel Romero at UFC 248.
Israel Adesanya defended his title against Yoel Romero at UFC 248. The fight was widely viewed as a lackluster performance from both fighters, who were hesitant to engage each other.
Jon Jones has been in a few disputes with Israel Adesanya on social media. Fans have drawn comparisons between the two champions and there has been talk of a potential superfight between them in the future.
Up until this point, Jones hadn’t commented on the fight between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero at UFC 248. Now, the light-heavyweight champion has apparently came out in support of the Cuban challenger Yoel Romero.
He sent the following message to Romero:
“Bro you are a few years into stand up fighting and you stood with him for 25 minute straight. I thought you represented yourself and your team very well. Would’ve loved to seen you be more versatile, using your wrestling and grappling, that would’ve made the difference. You fought him where he was best at and was so close. Proud of you.”
With his latest loss, the 42-year old Romero moves to 0-3 in his last 3 fights. Despite this recent skid, the Cuban fighter is still considered to be one of the most dangerous fighters in the middleweight division. UFC president Dana White stated that he was “disappointed” in Romero and said that this was his last chance at capturing a UFC title.
Meanwhile, Israel Adesanya extended his undefeated record to 19-0 with his win over Romero at UFC 248. He was initially scheduled to face Paulo Costa, who was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a bicep injury. Costa was in attendance for the fight and is now expected to face Adesanya next.
Adesanya stated that he “needed” a win over Romero for his legacy. Now, he plans to “pop” Costa next, before “USADA does it”.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 18th March, 2020.
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