UFC President Dana White in conversation with BT Sports revealed the one fight he wants to make in 2021 as 2020 comes to a close. The year 2020 saw some exciting fights. However, one thing to note, no championship belts exchanged hands in the year that was ridden ith the pandemic with UFC fights taking place with no audience either in the APEX or Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
“That’s the fight I would love to see. Someone asked me yesterday, ‘If you could make one fight in 2021, what is it?’ That’s the one I picked.”
Dana White said referring to Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones. The former light-heavyweight champion of the world announced his decision to move to the heavyweight division early this year. White revealed that he had a conversation with Jon Jones earlier this week. He also revealed that Jones will step inside the Octagon very soon. However, it won’t be for the title belt.
Meanwhile, White also confirmed that Israel Adesanya will take on Jan Blachowicz for the UFC light-heavyweight title ahead of Glover Teixeira in 2021. If Adesanya can get past Jan Blachpwicz, the “Stylebender” will become the first fighter to hold the middleweight and light-heavyweight championship simultaneously.
Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones to take place in 2021
Looks like Dana White is completely in favor of a potential bout between the two greatest fighters to ever step inside the Octagon. However, it looks like fight fans will have to wait. While Jones has set his eyes straight on the heavyweight gold, Adesanya will have to decide between competing in the middleweight division or continuing at the light-heavyweight division should he get a win over Jan Blachowicz.
It’s hard not to agree with UFC President Dana White. If there’s one fight that should happen after years of back and forth, it’s Jon Jones vs Israel Adesanya. Needless to say, the winner of this about will go down as arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.