Adesanya: Jones is ‘still great, but he’s washed up now’

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  1. Wild

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    UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has been targeting fellow champion Jon Jones for the last couple of months now. Quite expectedly, “The Last Stylebender” had a lot to say after UFC 247, where “Bones” won a controversial decision against Dominick Reyes.

    “I’ve seen him. I’ve seen what I needed to see. In the fifth round, he tried to turn it on, but he couldn’t,” Adesanya told Sporting News on Monday. “Compare his fifth round to my fifth round against Kelvin Gastelum; there’s a difference.

    “He’s washed up. He’s done,” he continued. “His best years are behind him. He’s still great, but he’s washed up now. He wasn’t doing…


    Israel Adesanya: Jon Jones is ‘washed up’, ‘I’ve seen what I needed to see’ at UFC 247
     
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    I'm starting to like this guy more and more.
     
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    I’ve been bashing Jones since the Saturday event, but he occasionally fights like that. If I am correct, the cease in activity was also shown in the OSP fight, and early part of DC 2.

    He does not like pressure being put on him much, which leads to him doing the reaching out schtick. He has one pretty great counter, the sideways cover up retreat into spinning over the top back elbow. Reyes didn’t let him do that though with constant movement, only chasing when back was completely turned.

    Wouldn’t say he is washed up as much as it is fighters are beginning to catch up to him. Similar to Anderson’s reign in the MW division. If he got passed Weidman, he had Jacare, Romero, Rockhold and Whittaker to look forward to.
     
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    Stylebender has some tough fights to get through in his own division. He should focus on those first.

    Plus, Juicy J is too big for him.
     
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    better look out when jon gets his next undetectable cycle underway
     
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    I was (silently because my daughter was sleeping) yelling at my phone about his continuously outstretched fingers pawing at Reyes face. There is no reason to do that (especially for a guy who on video admitted to poking eyes because he gets away with it) at all.

    there should be points deducted immediately for reaching out with extended fingers to the head / face.

    Jones gets a pass on positive PED tests and eye raking. It’s a fucking travesty.
     
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  7. Vagabond

    Vagabond it's what it is...

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    He’s right.

    it’s getting closer to Jones first loss
     
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    I got tired of his shit around the Whitaker fight but now I agree
     
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    Adesanya gives me douche chills
     
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    Adesanya needs to pipe down or he's going to get the full Jon Jones Picogram Samurai warrior when he fights him. Jones will pulse him into the living death!
     
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    totally washed up undefeated champion
     
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    I couldn't stop laughing at Juan Adam's going to train with Jackson's, and the first thing he does is come out and point his fingers at the other guys face the whole time
     
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  13. Twelve Twenty Four

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    how on earth can you compare a fight against Reyes to a fight against Gastelum? How?
    Adesanya should not be boasting about nearly getting Ko'd by a guy that should be in the welterweight division
     
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  14. BJTT_Kiwi

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    There's a bit of Chael.
    A bit of geek.
    A bit of flair.
    A bit of Connor.
    A bit of Hunto.

    Imagine that he called the Jones fight nearly 3 years out from when/if it actually happens.

    He's Kiwi.
    I like him.

    Blah blah Nigeria.
    My kids were born in Sydney, and they're Kiwi too - especially now we live back here.
     
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