After five ill-fated attempts to fight Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov cast doubts he’ll ever face his rival following Ferguson’s loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. Conor McGregor announces ‘I accept’ to Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23, ‘goal’ is Cowboys Stadium. Bareman thinks that if both fighters are open to a quick turnaround, then Adesanya and Cannonier could fight before year’s end. Pennington fits that criteria. 1 contender spot is a no-brainer. “I don’t know Jon Jones from a bar of soap, to be honest,” Bareman said. Then he went out and fought like he knows he belongs in the UFC. It doesn’t matter where Jon Jones goes. “I can’t vibe with this whole thing. Got a story tip for Adnan? • ‘UFC champion a great motivator to our youths’. So I already told Cannonier he does that, he’s next in line.”. He wаs slower thаn I thought. She's kind of a title-shot gatekeeper at the moment, and she'd be a heck of a test for Vieira. I also pray that one day, Adesanya will bring his fight to Nigeria for our people to watch him live. “He is a great motivator for youths of Odogbolu, Ogun State and Nigeria in general. "I could see him, I could see everything. Israel Adesanya last fight was 355 days ago against Robert Whittaker at UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya. Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones have been going back and forth on social media for a long time now. Pantoja is coming off a loss to Askar Askarov, but stylistically, I'd love to see him fight Royval. I cut him аnd I wаs like, 'You hаve а little something, а little spot over here.' Adesanya even made an off-handed remark that he thought would almost assuredly get a reaction out of Costa. Otherwise, there’s another light heavyweight champion that could be in Adesanya’s sights, the recently crowned Jan Blachowicz. He didn't touch me on the fаce once, still pretty. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. While he could do without the personal trash talk between the two UFC superstars, he does expect them to settle their differences in the octagon at some point. Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa Full Fight UFC 253 Part 2. My message to Nigerian youths now is to shun negative act that is capable of damaging the name of our great country, Nigeria, and follow the footsteps of Israel Adesanya. That's a very fun stylistic matchup between two former title challengers in the top 10. That fight would be less of a slam dunk from the promotional side, but the reality is that Whittaker shouldn't be denied a title shot if he wins next month. Like, the line has completely been moved. 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Costa has called out Adesanya on Twitter over the past few days, saying the current champion sis running from him. I don’t know, they shouldn’t. I don't think anyone would have predicted Blachowicz would finish 2020 as the UFC's light heavyweight champion, but here we are. But with Israel as set upon doing that fight, as long as he has the blessing of his team, his group of coaches, including me, he has got his heart set on doing that fight. I think the UFC could book Pena vs. Vieira and promote it as Nunes' next 135-pound title challenger. Speaking after the Costa fight, Adesanya said he 'loves' Cannonier's energy and is ready to face him inside the octagon if he beats Whittaker. UFC 253 saw two spectacular title-fight performances close the card, with Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowiczleaving Saturday’s event with gold around their waist. Stylistically, this is one of the top matchups for Costa. Nothing, I аte thаt. UFC star Israel Adesanya could make his next middleweight title defence against Jared Cannonier should his potential opponent beat Robert Whittaker, according to Dana White. The line is different. << Previous Video Next Video >> Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa Full Fight UFC 253 Part 1 Posted on Sep 27, 2020 176696 views Report This video is hosted from Report here if this video is not working. I could see a relatively quick turnaround on a fight like this, especially as all of these guys scramble to take advantage of the suddenly wide-open landscape of a Jon Jones-less light heavyweight division. 1 contender at 185 pounds. “I expected him to take that the wrong way, but yeah, him and Wallid [Ismail] were just giggling like little girls. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Who should be next: Winner of Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira on Nov. 7. In an interview with media before UFC on ESPN 11, White promised an 'awesome' August fight schedule and admitted the 185lbs-division was getting a huge title fight. “You can achieve your dream if you believe in yourself. I look forward to that challenge.”, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Another jetpack reported thousands of feet above LA, Fast Food May Be Your Only Dining Out Option Left, Experts Warn. I am interested in every single one of those. Man. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t. Israel Adesanya found a way to keep his title and undefeated record with a victory over the previously undefeated Paulo Costa. De Randamie is in a tough spot, as she just lost to Nunes in her most recent bout. Israel Adesanya details pre-fight encounter with Paulo Costa, reveals who he believes is next for him Damon Martin 9/24/2020 US Coronavirus: Several regions sound alarm as … Israel has demonstrated that with self-determination, everything is possible in life. For all the bad blood that seems to exist between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, the UFC 253 headliners ran into each other at the event’s host hotel this week and departed without any kind of incident. Honestly, it’s all speculation. “I think he’s had a bit of a revamp, kind of like the way [Jorge] Masvidal did. ISRAEL ADESANYA has called out Jared Cannonier for his next scrap after demolishing Paolo Costa. Israel Adesanya wants to clear out the UFC middleweight division. I shook his hand cause I wanted to feel the kind of pressure he put on from a guy who said, ‘I would not shake his hand when I beat him.’ Cause he’s just like one of those dogs that barks behind the fence, but when the fence opens up, he’s just kind of like real timid. The traditional ruler of Odogbolu in Ogun State, Oba Adedeji Olusegun Onagoruwa, has praised Nigerian-born New Zealand-based UFC fighter, Israel Adesanya, for … At the UFC 253 bout, which held at the Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Adesanya, 31, connected multiple leg kicks and head kicks to floor the Brazilian in the second round. Whittaker might be the former champion, but Adesanya expects Cannonier to emerge with a victory. Part of me wanted to just say Oezdemir no matter what. On one hand, her striking was crisp early on and her takedowns were effective against Eubanks. Khabib Nurmagomedov vows to 'drown' Justin Gaethje in UFC lightweight title fight, Blachowicz stuns Reyes by TKO, wins vacant title, UFC 253 results: Brandon Royval, Hakeem Dawodu win big on Fight Island. If that does happen, promoting Cannonier into the No. He told ESPN: "He wаs slow, bro. Late in the first round, it was almost like he wanted Kai Kara-France to hit him. But if the UFC sinks its teeth into this fight because it's the one the promotion wants, I could see it being next for Costa. I'd love to see him fight Brandon Moreno someday. Israel Adesanya never expects Paulo Costa rematch: ‘I don’t think I ever see him again to be honest’. At the UFC 253 bout, which held at the Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Adesanya, 31, connected multiple leg kicks and head kicks to floor the Brazilian in the second round. 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UFC president Dana White has confirmed that UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will next fight Paulo Costa and the fight could happen in August of this year. I said, 'You destroy Robert Whittaker, you're next. Santos actually holds a win over Blachowicz from February 2019. So yeah, that fight’s gonna happen, I’m just not sure when. "When he loаds up on his kick. The 31-year-old Nigerian-born New Zealander made his second title defence against rival Paulo Costa at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi. You’d be having the fight before the actual fight, and there would never end up being an actual contest in the ring.”, “I came from a place where if you say something on the internet, that’s just as good as you saying it to my face,” he continued. The two men dislike each other and have proven that with statements about each other. Find out what former UFC champion Conor McGregor had to say to Israel Adesanya ahead of his title fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 in Australia. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. He’ll dominate him. Jan Blachowicz silenced the doubters -- and oddsmakers -- with a brilliant performance over Dominick Reyes that ended with Reyes on the ground and his ribs turning a shade of purple. Going into Saturday, Adesanya was already talking about fighting Cannonier next. He studied for a B.A. Israel Adesanya is putting Paulo Costa in his rearview mirror because he doesn’t believe the Brazilian will ever earn a rematch with him again in the future. Blachowicz wasn't the fighter many expected to hold the light heavyweight title in 2020, but the statement has been made and his reign atop the division begins now. On the other hand, she didn't look like a title challenger. If not Jones, Adesanya has more immediate challenges ahead of him in his division. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. I’m just gonna stay out of it. I didn't see this coming from Royval. To enable commenting and other interactive features, please switch to the more advanced . There's always killer fights going into the fall, too...So, I mean with all the madness that's going on in this world right now. There's not too much to be upset about here, though. And when you look at his résumé, he actually hasn't fought a lot of his fellow middleweights near the top of the division: Whittaker, Cannonier, Darren Till, Jack Hermansson, Derek Brunson, Kelvin Gastelum.