Daniel Cormier is a believer in Israel Adesanya and thinks if Jon Jones really wants to fight him then he should get to it already.
This fight between the middleweight champion and ex-light heavyweight king has been talked about for the last year. Things are on hold for now as Jones decided to go to heavyweight.
The former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champ thinks this fight needs to happen because of Izzy’s improvement.
Daniel Cormier Thinks Jon Jones Should Fight Israel Adesanya ‘Sooner Than Later’
“Jones wants to fight him,” Cormier said at a media day in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (H/T to MMA Fighting). “Everybody talks about Jones, but Jones is a fighter. He’ll fight you, he’ll fight anybody. And he wants to fight Adesanya. But Izzy won’t even fight him, which is the most—It’s like picking on somebody constantly but at a distance. Like, I’m away from you.
“I’m not saying Adesanya’s scared, but Adesanya says, ‘I need my time. You said you were going to heavyweight 10 years ago. You’re finally doing it now, why can’t I have time?’ It’s very fascinating the way that these two interact. It’s nasty, but these rivalries tend to get nasty. Jones and I, it was not nice. They tend to get nasty, but that makes it fun for fans.”
“I hope they fight at some point,” Cormier said. “I think it’s a very interesting matchup and I think that Adesanya is just improving every time out. So if I’m Jones I’m fighting him sooner than later if I can get him in there. Because remember, [Adesanya’s] only been here for a couple of years and now he looks like he’s gonna hold the belt forever.”