So, I won’t lie, son. Real talk, I have conflicting feelings about Israel Adesanya, man. On one hand, I think he’s one of the best MMA fighters I’ve ever seen. On the other hand, I think he talks too cotdamn much. Either way, one thing can’t be denied, fam: this muhfucka is really good at fighting, bruh. All in all, after his performance against Robert Whittaker at UFC 243, none of us can front on Stylebender, brethren.
Ok, for those who missed it, the most-attended UFC event just occurred this weekend. So, in Marvel Stadium over in Melbourne, Australia, roughly 57,000 people watched Adesanya and Whittaker battle it out for the Middleweight championship. Now, for reference, Whittaker was the undisputed champion and Adesanya was the interim champion. Anyway, the fight between the two was a unification bout. In addition, it was a battle of supremacy between Australia and New Zealand. In any case, we didn’t get a long and drawn-out match, son. Instead, Adesanya just starched Whittaker, man.
Now, I don’t even know if I can explain how big of a deal that is, fam. First, Whittaker hadn’t lost in five years and hadn’t lost at all since moving up to Middleweight. I mean, the man went ten rounds with Yoel Romero and lived to tell the tale, bruh. Moving on, based on those two facts and the five-round war that Adesanya had with Kelvin Gastelum, I believed that Whittaker had a good chance, son. Well, I was fucking wrong, man. Frankly, Adesanya beat the shit out of Whittaker and made it look easy, folks.
The way I see it, Whittaker had a terrible game plan, son. The fact is, when a fighter strikes as well as Adesanya does, his opponent can’t just run at him recklessly. Shit, Whittaker believed he could knock him out and just wildly threw shots at him. From there, Adesanya dropped Whittaker in the first round before knocking him out for good in the second round. All I know is, I didn’t expect the fight to go down like that, man. I mean, I thought someone was getting slumped, but not that easily, fam.
In the end, Adesanya is for real, bruh. Ultimately, despite some of the cringey trash talk, he’s backed up all of his words, son. By and by, other Middleweights need to think twice before going strike-for-strike with him. All I can say is, only a savvy grappler is going to stand a chance against him, man. At the end of the day, I don’t think fighters like Paulo Costa or Romero can handle the smoke, fam. Alas, only time will tell, people. For now, Adesanya is the fucking man and he told us he would be. That is all. LC out.