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Israel Adesanya reveals when, where he wants to fight Jon Jones but for now ‘enough of that motherf*cker’

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya already has a date and location in mind for a super fight showdown against Jon Jones, but for now he’s putting the UFC light heavyweight champion out of sight and out of mind.

On Friday during the UFC 248 pre-fight press conference where he faced off with opponent Yoel Romero for the first time, Adesanya didn’t have to wait long until Jones’ name was brought up to him.

The current middleweight champion has engaged in volatile war of words with Jones for several months with both fighters fielding questions about an eventual fight between them. Earlier this week, Jones made it clear that he didn’t need to face Adesanya to cement his legacy and ultimately he wasn’t as impressed by “Style Bender” as many other have been since he first arrived in the UFC.

For once, Adesanya agrees with Jones that he doesn’t need that fight to prove anything but he still wants it.

“Nope. No, I don’t need to but I want to,” Adesanya said. “I don’t need to but I want to and Dana [White] tell [Las Vegas Raiders owner] Mark [Davis] book the date, Raiders Stadium 2021, International Fight Week, it goes down.”

Davis, who attended UFC 246 in Las Vegas in January, is preparing for his Raiders to begin hosting games at Allegiant Stadium later this year. The massive dome stadium holds up to 72,000 fans and Adesanya obviously believes a fight against Jones would pull in that kind of audience.

While Adesanya already knows when and where he wants to face Jones, he’s putting that potential fight out of his mind as he turns his attention to Romero.

Adesanya knows he’ll eventually cross paths with Jones but for now he’s finished giving that subject any further air space.

“F*ck Jon Jones,” Adesanya shouted when the light heavyweight champion’s name came up a second time. “This is about [UFC] 248. Enough of that motherf*cker.

“That pulsing-picto-p*ssy. That mighty pulsing power picto roid-head. F*ck that c*nt. We’re done with him.”