UFC Fighter hopes Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya’s reconciliation sets new trend in MMA

Curtis Blaydes, a prominent heavyweight contender, expresses his desire for fighters like Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya to resolve their conflicts and bring more harmony to the world of MMA.

Recently, ‘The Last Stylebender’ shared a video on his YouTube channel, showcasing a surprising and lighthearted moment between himself and Jon Jones, as they put their differences aside and engaged in an impromptu sparring session.

Such occurrences are uncommon in a sport where controversy often generates attention and financial gains.


Blaydes draws inspiration from Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones

During an interview with The Schmo, Blaydes expressed his admiration for the recent display of sportsmanship between two prominent figures in the promotion.

He believes that fostering more mutual respect among fighters is crucial for the UFC to establish itself as a legitimate sport in the eyes of the public.

“I think it’s nice. I would like in the future for MMA to get away from this misconception that you have to hate your opponent,” Blaydes said.

“That you have to hate your division. You have to hate people. I don’t have to hate you to beat you up. I’ve never hated anyone I’ve ever fought. I don’t think I’ve been hated by anybody I’ve ever fought.

We don’t need to have all this ‘F you and F your mom.’ We don’t need that to be a legitimate sport. ”

Israel Adesanya

Curtis boasts an Octagon record of 12 wins, 4 losses, and one no-contest, contributing to his overall professional record of 17 wins and 4 losses.

Currently occupying the fourth position in the heavyweight rankings, he trails behind Stipe Miocic, Ciryl Gane, and the top-ranked contender, Sergei Pavlovich.

Adesanya reveals his beef with Jon Jones is over

Israel and Jones have engaged in verbal exchanges on multiple occasions in the past few years. Despite the anticipation of a light heavyweight bout between the two, it never came to fruition.

However, it seems that the issues between the fighters may now be in the past. ‘The Last Stylebender’ recently opened up about his relationship with ‘Bones.’

In a noteworthy revelation, Jon declared that Adesanya is his favorite fighter in the UFC. He commended his former rival for his impressive comeback against Alex Pereira.

Israel Adesanya

Addressing the praise during a recent appearance on the IMPAULSIVE podcast, ‘The Last Stylebender’ responded:

“There’s enough room for us to shine. We can be in our own lanes and be great. I’ve been a fan of Jon since I saw him at [UFC] 94… We had beef and for a few years, it was like that… but real recognize real, I’ll put it that way.”

Despite the prolonged anticipation, it seems highly improbable that Adesanya and Jones will face each other in the ring. Especially considering the fact that, Jon is scheduled to face Stipe and Dricus is probably the next opponent for Izzy.

What are your thoughts on this new development between Jones and Adesanya? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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