Israel Adesanya, Tyron Woodley exchange heated jabs on Twitter

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During a recent Instagram Live session, Tyron Woodley openly spoke about his desire to move up in weight and challenge the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

All Adesanya could do is laugh in response.

He took to Twitter and blasted Woodley, the former UFC welterweight champ, sparking fiery exchanges between the two from Monday night into the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Adesanya first began jabbing at Woodley in disbelief how the former welterweight champ would believe that he could compete in the same Octagon against him.

That's when Woodley fired back, calling Adesanya "the great white hype" and blasting his efforts against Yoel Romero in a lackluster unanimous decision win March 7 in UFC 248. Adesanya then doubled down, letting Woodley know that there's no way he could match his skills in the Octagon, while also mocking the welterweight's rapping in the process. Woodley then let Adesanya know that he more than has the credentials necessary before asserting that Adesanya was a little too "sensitive" in reacting to his ambition of moving up in weight. Woodley did say that he intends to fight a few more bouts at welterweight before moving up. But from the sounds of their exchanges on Twitter and knowing their battle-tested MMA skills, fans should add this potential fight to the list of bouts that they want to see in the future.

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