The undefeated UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is moving to Light Heavyweight to challenge the champion Jan Blachowicz for his title.
‘The Polish Powerhouse’ Jan Blachowicz is a huge underdog in this fight against Adesanya who is a huge favorite in betting odds. Also, this is going to be Blachowicz’s first title defense.
Blachowicz believes that he will once again come out at the top after this fight and cement himself as the new king of the 205 division. In his latest interview with MMA Fighting, Blachowicz says,
“I’m always the underdog and I always win the fight, It’s really nice. I’m happy. I could be the underdog every time. Maybe after this fight when I win this fight, I believe I will win this fight, maybe after this fight people will start believing in me, respect me and that’s it. But anyways, I don’t care about this.”
“A funny story, after I beat Luke Rockhold, I was also an underdog there and one guy after the fight came to me and said ‘thank you my friend, because thanks to you I’m a rich man right now’ and I said what happened?”
“He said thanks to me he won $50,000. So it’s nice to hear something like that after that. Maybe right after this fight, someone will win big money also.”
Blachowicz doesn’t care for Adesanya looking past him
Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman recently stated that with a win against Jan Blachowicz, Izzy can move to Heavyweight to be UFC’s first three-division champion.
But Blachowicz doesn’t care for it. He added, “I don’t care. It’s not my business, I focus about me, about my camp, about my preparation, to not get injured. I focus about me. To be ready for everything what he prepares for me.”
“I don’t care what he’s thinking about right now. That he’s got respect for me or not. If he thinks about ‘when he beats me, he’ll go to heavyweight.’ I don’t care. I just want to be the best shape ever in this fight and beat him. This is everything I’ve got inside my head.”
“He’s a good fighter, a really good fighter. He’s a champion, Nobody defeat him. 20-0 also so he is good, he has to be good but it’s time for 20-1. I believe that I’m going to be the first one to beat him, and I believe I will do it.”