Jon Jones’ latest legal troubles have not gone unnoticed by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Jones was arrested Thursday morning and charged with aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, and possession of an open container. The trash-talking Adesanya has taken to social media to revel in Jones’ self-destructive behavior, posting a number of memes and jokes about the incident.
He made this post mocking an instagram post Jones had made just days prior to his arrest, wherein he urged people to self-quarantine to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak:
He then posted an old video of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua performing a soccer kick, referring to Adesanya’s own proverbial “kicking a man while he’s down.”
Adesanya and Jones have exchanged words frequently since Adesanya became middleweight champion; it is assumed that this is part of an effort to build up a potential superfight between the two undefeated champions.