Israel Adesanya Stunned by Jon Jones’ Quick Victory Over Ciryl Gane
- Israel Adesanya was really impressed with Jon Jones' quick finish of Ciryl Gane in the main event of UFC 285
- Jones and Adesanya are bitter rivals and have taken many cheap shots at each other over the past few years
- Jones has backed Alex Pereira to beat Adesanya in their rematch for the UFC Middleweight championship
It's safe to say that Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya are not best friends.
The UFC Heavyweight Champion and the former king of the middleweights are bitter rivals who have engaged in some very tense back-and-forth exchanges before.
Despite the animosity between the two, The Last Stylebender still gave credit where credit is due, as he reacted to Bones' impressive comeback.
As noted by MMA Fighting, Adesanya was stunned by Jones' quick finish of Ciryl Game in the main event of UFC 285.
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“Yo, what did he do? That was so subtle. He might have just used his chest on him or something. Wow. I wanted more, but [expletive]... that’s impressive. That’s impressive," he said.
However, Adesanya recalled his caveat that if Gane won, it would have been a shock.
Jones and Adesanya's rivalry
The Last Stylebender and Bones have often taken cheap shots at each other over social media over the years.
As noted by Essentially Sport, Jones constantly urged Adesanya to move up to Light Heavyweight and fight him. Still, the Nigerian-born star wanted to clear out everyone in the Middleweight division first.
While they may have never fought each other in the Octagon, they haven't made up either. Jones recently backed Pereira to beat Adesanya in their rematch for the title, SportsKeeda reported.
"I believe Pereira's going to win again. There are some athletes that just have other athlete's number. He works hard and I'm rooting for him. I believe he's going to do it again."
How Jones defeated Gane
It didn't take long for Bones to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion, Sports Brief previously reported.
In the second minute of the fight, Jones ducked under a punch from Gane, dragging him to the ground.
Using his strength, Jones pushed Gane up against the cage and in seconds, hooked in a guillotine choke.