Jon Jones Says Jan Blachowicz Will Knock out Israel Adesanya in Deleted Tweet

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIMarch 5, 2021

Jon Jones attends a news conference for the UFC 235 mixed martial arts event, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Las Vegas. Jones is scheduled to fight Anthony Smith on March 2 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Former UFC champion Jon Jones isn't holding back on his prediction for Saturday's UFC 259 main event between Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz. 

Well, he may have held back a tiny bit. 

Jones tweeted—then quickly deleted—that Blachowicz would knock out the undefeated middleweight champion. 

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Jon Jones tweeted his prediction for the #UFC259 main event 👀 (via @JonnyBones) https://t.co/ILXW9fl2mv

Adesanya (20-0, 15 KOs) is attempting to add the light heavyweight belt to his collection by facing Blachowicz, the current champion. The 38-year-old from Poland is 27-8 with eight knockouts. Getting No. 9 against Adesanya won't be easy. 

Adesanya may have some choice words for Jones should he emerge victorious Saturday as hype continues to build toward a potential superfight later this year between the two UFC powerhouses.