On Twitter, Israel Adesanya responded to a fan who had suggested that the knockout shot that he used to finish Alex Pereira in the second round was a “lucky” shot.In the main event of UFC 287, which took place a month ago, ‘The Last Stylebender’ and ‘Poatan’ squared off against each other. The Brazilian entered the cage as the middleweight champion. The fight was the pair’s second under the UFC name, with Pereira having previously stunned the world by finishing Adesanya in the fifth round of their UFC 281 matchup. This fight was the pair’s second fight under the UFC banner.The first round was a close contest, with both men scoring landings. However, in the following round, Adesanya would eventually overcome his boogeyman by playing possum on the fence before landing a devastating series of shots that would knock out the Brazilian.Following the outcome, a few of spectators have expressed their opinion that Israel Adesanya’s knockout blow was fortunate because he was protected by the fence and was taking strikes from Pereira at the time. Adesanya, on the other hand, has given followers the assurance that it was always a part of his plan.In a response to a fan on Twitter, the champion of the middleweight division who recently regained his title addressed those who have criticised the manner in which he won:
“At the party tonight, don’t be that guy,” the host warned.
Robert Whittaker calls out Israel Adesanya for ‘avoiding’ trilogy bout
Recently, Robert Whittaker responded to statements made by Israel Adesanya, in which the latter indicated that he hoped Dricus Du Plessis would be victorious over the Australian at UFC 290.
The fight between ‘The Reaper’ and ‘Stillknocks’ is scheduled to take place in July, and the victor of that matchup is anticipated to go on to face Adesanya for his title. The Nigerian-New Zealander and the South African have been feuding recently over the South African’s statements about what it means to be a “real African,” but Whittaker isn’t as convinced.Robert Whittaker suggested in a recent interview with Fox Sports Australia that Adesanya’s motivation for wanting to face Du Plessis is to avoid having to compete against him for a third time:
“He does not intend to engage in combat with me. I am the most challenging opponent he will face in the division. The first one wasn’t the best for me, to be honest. Almost the second one in the series. This third one, on the other hand, I have a really strong intuition that I am going to win.
In addition, Whittaker said:
“You can see that I’ve improved with each bout that we’ve had. If you check the replays of my bouts, you’ll see that I’ve been becoming better with each one. I believe that at this point in time, the greatest danger that he and his rule face comes from me. Therefore, it is not surprising that he wishes for Du Plessis to prevail. The battle is much less difficult, but that doesn’t phase me in the least.