Tag: UFC Middleweight Champion
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has opened up on the DMs he sent Paulo Costa after they fought at UFC 253, and said that he only disrespected him because the Brazilian disrespected him first.
Ahead of their title fight this weekend at UFC 253, Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa have both given their versions of their encounter earlier this week on Fight Island.
As the hype for the UFC 253 headliner between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa continues to grow, the champion has began to tone back on the hostilities for a more measured approach.
Not only has Israel Adesanya accused Paulo Costa of being a drugs cheat, he’s now accused USADA of not testing the Brazilian. And ‘Borrachinha’ has responded.
Israel Adesanya is willing to chase Jon Jones up to heavyweight. But first, the UFC middleweight champion plans on shutting down Paulo Costa next month at UFC 253.
Analyst Dan Hardy believes that Israel Adesanya, Darren Till and Robert Whittaker would all make Paulo Costa look silly inside the UFC Octagon.
Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa’s respective coaches Eugene Bareman and Eric Albarracin, have reacted to the rumours of their fighters coaching on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Israel Adesanya gives his thoughts on the Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou talks, and jabs the light heavyweight champion once again.
“I’m gonna come up and f*** you up with or without the belt.”
After facing lots of criticism for his recent title defence again Yoel Romero at UFC 248, Israel Adesanya has hit out at his critics and called Romero’s approach to the fight ‘idiotic’.
Israel Adesanya is taking Jon Jones’ recent mistakes as a cautionary tale, while sympathising with Robert Whittaker’s ‘burn-out’ admission.
Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has opened up about his recent absence from the Octagon. The hard hitting Australian last fought at UFC 243 in October but lost the coveted belt to Israel Adesanya.
Chael Sonnen is backing Israel Adesanya to beat Jon Jones inside the Octagon and in the mental warfare. And also believes it’s time ‘Bones’ went along with his ‘scumbag’ image.
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till, is confident that he’s the man to dethrone the UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya.
Israel Adesanya has continued to defend his performance against Yoel Romero at UFC 248, stating that he wasn’t prepared to change the game plan just because the crowd was booing.
Michael Bisping believes he would beat Israel Adesanya pretty easily if he was still fighting. And discusses whether Conor McGregor has put his partying days behind him.
While the whole world would appear to be afraid of Yoel Romero. One man isn’t, Israel Adesanya, who will defend his UFC middleweight title against him at UFC 248.
We’ve put together all the best back and forth between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya, from the last week, in the lead up to and post UFC 247.
Israel Adesanya has said that he will make beating Yoel Romero look easy at UFC 248. And stated that he will fight Jon Jones at any weight.