Jorge Masvidal Gives Honest Prediction For Potential Israel Adesanya Vs Jon Jones Showdown
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Jorge Masvidal has backed UFC legend Jon Jones to beat Israel Adesanya in a potential mega-clash due to his wrestling skills.
Both Jones and Adesanya have entered into a heated rivalry and the two UFC stars traded verbal blows on social media last year.
And BMF champ Masvidal, 35, has now weighed in on the debate and offered his prediction for a clash between Jones and Adesanya.
'Gamebred' believes that Adesanya's grappling hasn't reached the same level as Jones', which left him leaning towards 'Bones' as the winner of the fight.
"Jones can wrestle pretty damn good," Masvidal said. "Izzy only has two years in the sport.
"His grappling, I don't know if it's there yet. So right now, I would lean towards Jones, being able to take him down and control him."
Jones, 32, last fought in February and secured a controversial unanimous decision victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.
But the UFC light heavyweight champ has teased a potential climb to heavyweight and a desire to face Stipe Miocic.
Meanwhile, Adesanya maintained his unbeaten MMA record when he defeated Yoel Romero at UFC 248 earlier this month.
The 'Last Stylebender,' 30, has called out Jones and even invited him to come down to middleweight for a fight.
Adesanya told Submission Radio: "Who gives a f**k about weight? I've never given a f**k about weight. It's never ever been an issue for me.
"I've been a heavyweight in boxing, in kickboxing and I'll do it again in MMA, so it's never been an issue about weight.
"He can try to run to heavyweight, but I'll chase him down, I'll hunt him down if I have to.
"Let him go to heavyweight. Right now, I'm working at middleweight. Let him come, he can step the line if he comes to middleweight, but I'm sure he can't do that because his frame won't let him.
"So, let me do my work, shut the f**k up and I'll come see you when it's time."