Several UFC competitors challenged the freshly crowned champion to a fight on Twitter as Adesanya resolved his conflict with Pereira on April 9.
Khamzat Chimaev requested a matchup with “The Last Stylebender” from UFC president Dana White.Marvin Vettori, Adesanya’s previous adversary, also tweeted his congratulations to the New Zealander and hinted that they would meet again in the future for a third battle.
The Last Stylender raised his hand both times that Vettori and Adesanya faced up in the octagon.
Jan Blachowicz, a different past foe, also put his name in the hat for a matchup with Adesanya. The first person to defeat Adesanya in an MMA match, Blachowicz, praised the 33-year-old and gave him the opportunity to make up for his defeat, but this time with the middleweight title on the line.
Israel Adesanya speaks on possibly fighting Dricus du Plessis
Israel Adesanya seems to be focusing on a new opponent after his impressive victory at UFC 287. Without specifically mentioning him, Adesanya suggested a matchup with Dricus du Plessis during the post-fight news conference, but he added that ‘Stillknocks’ needed to pick up a few more victories to get a title opportunity against him.
I really want to whoop his a. I’d like to do it in Nigeria or South Africa. However, he must work. He must take action. So that I may whoop that a, please demonstrate. I don’t want to give him any influence, but if he succeeds, I sincerely hope he keeps winning. Israel Adesanya declared, “I will gladly drag his carcass across South Africa.
Currently, Dricus du Plessis is having a fantastic run in the UFC. ‘Sitllknocks’ has won all five of his UFC fights, and he is presently unbeaten in the promotion. The South African boxer has won nine straight fights overall, defeating opponents like Darren Till, Derek Brunson, and Brad Tavares.
With a few more victories, du Plessis might advance to a chance at the UFC championship.