Between 2016 and 2019, many fans argued that the UFC went out on board with a ‘Super fight’. After Conor McGregor became a Double Winner in November 2016 at Madison Square Garden, he was followed by three other fighters to achieve the same ‘Double Champion’ status – Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo.
The next person to get the chance to be the double winner of the UFC Central Championship is Israel Adesanya, who is expected to face Jan Blachowicz for the Light Heavyweight title in the first quarter of 2021.
While he will be a Champion vs. Champion, he is not known as a UFC ‘Super Fighter’. On the other hand, Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones will be considered as one. After all the back and forth that the two have been on Twitter, it looks like the dream fight is about to happen.
Talking to BT Sport, Dana White doubled down on his desire to see Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones, saying that if there was any fight he would want to do and see in the UFC in 2021, here it is:
That is the fight that I would like to see. Someone asked me yesterday, ‘if you could do any fighting in 2021, what is it? ‘That’s the fight I chose.
How does UFC get to Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones?
It seems to be the very reason UFC kept Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz to get to Jon Jones’ dream of fighting. Jon Jones left the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in favor of moving to heavyweight, but that is yet to come. Glover Teixeira should be next in line for the UFC Light Heavyweight title picture, but it may have to wait longer if Israel Adesanya becomes a 205-pound winner.
If Jon Jones is waiting for him, and Israel Adesanya defeats Jan Blachowicz, it’s hard to believe that the UFC will not try to make the Super Fight happen. If it does, it’s likely to happen in the second half of 2021. This may be the biggest fight Jon Jones of Daniel Cormier made a few years ago.
Published 17 December 2020, 11:05 IST