In a recent tweet responding to a comment by Francis Ngannou, Jon Jones said this about Israel Adesanya:
“By the time that boy regains confidence, I will probably be in the full weight division. don’t need to wait until 2021 to start believing in myself.”
► Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya
Now, speaking with Ariel Helwani, the 185-pound champion responds in this way to the 205-pound champion:
“My trust? Take my balls out of your mouth. That guy wants to provoke me. But I am not stupid. This is not about my trust. I’m going to tear him apart when I fight him.
“But first I have to do what I have to do. I have to defend my title. Before I have to kill three or four murderers. Then I will rise, division. And when I do, I’m going to kick his ass. I have already said it: Raiders Stadium, Las Vegas, in 2021.”