UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will battle Jan Blachowicz this weekend at UFC 259. The flashy striker will look to create historical past by turning into the fifth simultaneous two-division champions within the historical past of the UFC. ‘Stylebender’ final fought at UFC 253, the place he defeated Paulo Costa by TKO within the second spherical.
‘Borrachinha’ was schooled on the major occasion of UFC 253 because the aptitude, velocity, and strategy of Adesanya proved to be an excessive amount of for him. But that hasn’t stopped the Brazilian from making excuses. He just lately revealed that he was drunk throughout the battle as he consumed wine attributable to sleep issues the night time earlier than the competition.
“I was kind of drunk [when] I fought, maybe, on a hangover. I couldn’t sleep because of the [leg] cramps. Keep in mind that the fight happens at 9 a.m. [local time], we have to wake up at 5 to get ready, stretch, wrap the hands. The UFC told us to wake up at 5 in the morning to go to the arena to fight. I hadn’t slept until 2:30,” stated Costa in Portuguese in a latest video. (h/t MiddleEasy)
Adesanya just lately ripped Costa for these excuses, and within the UFC 259 Embedded Vlog collection, he took one other shot at his final opponent.
“We can drink some before the fight like Costa,” stated Adesanya jokingly. “I can’t sleep! Oh no! I know the Drunken Fist!”
It’s true that the reasons from Costa have solely added to his embarrassment. And Adesanya hasn’t let him go simply for these as he retains taking pictures at ‘The Eraser’.
Can Israel Adesanya create historical past at UFC 259?
For now, ‘Stylebender’ has his consideration mounted on beating Jan Blachowicz and capturing the light-heavyweight belt. But, it’s simpler stated than finished. Though Adesanya has an ideal document of 20-0 in MMA, he has by no means fought somebody of Blachowicz’s dimension and energy contained in the Octagon. That can show to be decisive on March 6.
Also, the 205lbs division champion possesses the wrestling pedigree to check the middleweight champion’s floor sport. So, any end result is feasible and may’t be dominated out. However, supposed uncertainties and doubts about his upcoming battle haven’t stopped ‘Stylebender‘ from responding to feedback from his earlier battle.
Who will get it finished at UFC 259? Blachowicz or Adesanya?
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