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Chael Sonnen claims Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones is not the biggest fight in MMA

Chael Sonnen is a legend in the MMA business
Chael Sonnen reacts after winning the fight with a tap out by guillotine choke against Mauricio Rua in their light heavyweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones have had a heated rivalry but Chael Sonnen believes another fight could be the big one

The UFC has some cracking stars on their roster and one big fight that many want to see is Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones.

The pair have been bickering for a few months and have held championships across divisions. A major problem between them is the fact that both fight in different divisions.

Israel Adesanya brought out some dance moves after winning against Paulo Costa at UFC 253
Israel Adesanya kicks Paulo Costa in their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jones vacated his Light Heavyweight title to go up to the Heavyweight one for a shot at gold. Adesanya, the current Middleweight champion, decided to move up to the Light Heavyweight one and challenge Jan Blachowicz for the gold.

The pair could meet up in the Light Heavyweight division but Chael Sonnen believes another fight could be the one that gets people talking.

Khabib vs GSP

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Georges St-Pierre is another fight that a lot of people have spoken about. Sonnen revealed that GSP had been training still, despite no actual fight on the roster, and that could mean something.

The UFC legend also highlighted that GSP is training twice a day and even goes on a fast at the start of every month.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje was the main event of UFC 254
Justin Gaethje kicks Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib, for his part, retired after UFC 254. However, Dana White hasn’t stripped him of the title and believes the Russian could be coaxed back.

Khabib is undefeated in his career and many believe GSP is the greatest ever, and Sonnen wants this to be the fight:

“That is the fight. That is the fight.

“I have used a term of late, ‘The biggest fight the industry could make’. And I am right on that but the biggest fight the industry could make, right this second, is Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones.

“I would have to take that back if you could get Khabib vs Georges St-Pierre.”

The lure of going 30-0 for Khabib could be great and that could see him come back. GSP, for his part, has returned from retirement in the past and a special super fight with the Russian could be the blockbuster event that sees another return.

GSP vs Khabib could be something great and it will be interesting to see if this ever takes place.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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