Dana White Eyeing 'Mega-Fight' Between Jon Jones And Israel Adesanya For 2021
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Dana White has claimed Jon Jones is ready to return to the UFC and has talked up a mega-fight with Israel Adesanya.
White revealed the conversation he had with Jones, saying he's in a good place and set to make his comeback to the famed Octagon next year.
The UFC president also expressed his desire in booking Jones against fierce rival Adesanya.
Speaking to BT Sports, he said: "Jon Jones and I had the best conversation we've ever had about a week ago, and he's ready.
"He's ready to come back. His head's in the right place, and he and I are in a really good place."
On Jones vs. Adesanya, White added: "That's the fight I would love to see.
"Somebody asked me yesterday, 'If you could make one fight in 2021, what would it be?' That's the fight. That's my pick."
Jones hasn't fought since controversially outpointing Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February.
:speaking_head:️ "Yeah Izzy went too far in this one."- SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 2, 2020
Fans think Adesanya has taken it too far with his latest message to Jon Jones. :flushed:https://t.co/G1k9Z3bqWo
As for Adesanya, 'The Last Stylebender' last fought in September when he destroyed Paulo Costa at UFC 253.
A monstrous clash between Jones and Adesanya has been mooted with the pair of UFC stars stoking their rivalry on social media.