Italian UFC fighter Marvin Vettori cannot stand his opponent at UFC 263, Israel Adesanya. The title contender blasts the champion for his “fakeness” leading up to the big fight.
Marvin Vettori and Israel Adesanya go head to head once again at the main event of UFC 263. Both the fighters despise each other and have not been nice to each other at all leading up to the big event. On Saturday, Vettori has an opportunity to avenge his loss to Adesanya from 2018. The Italian lost via split decision and is now restless to beat up the Nigerian champion.
Marvin spoke to TMZ Sports and said that the run-in with Adesanya at the hotel lobby showed how “fake” Israel is. The fighter believes that the champ is putting on a show for the cameras and can’t wait to show the world Izzy’s true colors. “Yeah, that’s fine. Here’s the thing: this guy’s fake. He just highlights whatever he wants, but it’s all on camera. He came up asking me to shake his hand and it was kind of weird in the beginning,” Vettori said.
“I’m wearing no belt until you give me mine,” says Marvin Vettori to Israel Adesanya
Recently, while taking their COVID tests, both the rivals came face to face and had an altercation. “But he came up and I’m like, you know okay, I’ll shake his hand. You know, at the end of the day I’m happy, I get to beat his ass and get his belt. But right off the bat, I brought him back to reality, I was like ‘Where’s my belt? Where’s my belt? Where is my belt?’ And he’s like, ‘Don’t you have a belt?’ And I’m like, ‘No, no, no. I’m wearing no belt until you give me mine,” explained Marvin about what went down.
“And then when I left I didn’t know how to call him, I was calling him my friend. Of course, you’re not my friend. There’s nobody I’d ever like to beat up more, and I’ll get to do it Saturday night. But I made it clear that since he doesn’t want me to call him my friend, I just saw him right now, I told him you’re going to be called boy or b*tch from now on. That’s how I’m gonna call him,” Vettori said.