UFC has another present to go this weekend earlier than they name time on 2020.
Stephen Thompson will tackle Geoff Neal in the principle occasion this Saturday after which Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will headline the primary main present of 2021 on January 23 at UFC 257.
However what struggle would UFC president Dana White make in 2021 above all else if he might have his method?
The reply is Jon Jones vs Israel Adesanya.
Chatting with BT Sport, White acknowledged that middleweight king Adesanya can be shifting as much as light-heavyweight and would instantly problem champion Jan Blachowicz forward of Glover Teixeira.
“They each like that concept,” White mentioned of Adesanya and Blachowicz. “I find it irresistible. It could be enjoyable.”
Nonetheless, if the celebs align, White needs to see Jones and Adesanya settle their beef within the octagon.
“That’s the struggle I’d like to see. Any person requested me yesterday ‘in the event you might make one struggle in 2021, what wouldn’t it be?’ That’s the struggle. That’s my decide.”
On paper, it’s a critically intriguing struggle. Solely two years separate the 2 males in age, each males are undefeated in earnest (Jones has a questionable DQ on his file) and each stand 6ft 4in.
The issue in the mean time is that Jones has been bulking up and coaching for his long-awaited heavyweight debut. It’s fairly the ask for Adesanya to stand up to the identical weight – or ask Jones to then lose his muscle – and get snug at mentioned weight.
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It’s not unattainable, however one must suppose it might occur late in 2021.
At that time, Adesanya could be the 205lb champion and Jones could have captured the heavyweight title from Stipe Miocic. White has steered Jones will get a heavyweight title shot in his heavyweight debut, however solely after Francis Ngannou fights for the title.
Nonetheless, if the kingmaker needs to make a struggle, then there may be each probability it actually can occur.