UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya badly wants the chance to end the Jon Jones era.
Over recent months, the 30-year-old has been berating the UFC's most accomplished fighter in what appears to be a serious bid to get a crack at Jones in a champion vs. champion superfight.
Can you imagine how Adesanya must have felt through the first half Jones' epically difficult bout against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on Feb. 8?
It appeared the Jones-Adesanya megafight was slipping away one big Reyes punch at a time, but Jones rebounded over the second half of the bout to end up the winner.
In the end, Adesanya's superfight dream matchup against Jones lived for another day.