Israel Adesanya is preparing for another title defense as he is going against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276. Israel has been one of the best middleweight fighters in UFC history and has successfully defended his title four times since winning his middleweight belt against Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
Israel has been a dominating fighter throughout his journey and has shown incredible skills in the octagon. Israel currently has a professional record of 22 wins and 1 loss. Adesanya’s only loss came against Jan Blachowicz when he moved up a weight class to fight for the Light heavyweight title.
Jan out-wrestled Israel in the 5 round fight and won via unanimous decision. While Israel engages in amazing battles with his opponents, many claims that he avoids his opponents in the octagon and “runs away” from them.
Israel, however, has recently tweeted about his improved cardio and has claimed that he can fight seven rounds instead of 5. Making this bold claim Israel tweeted: “I can say after tonight… I can go 7 rounds easy!!.” Israel, it seems, has been working on his cardio and now thinks that he has improved his gas tank.
Fans goes hard at Israel Adesanya for his bold claim
After his tweet about his cardio, many fans took a hit at Israel Adesanya and claimed that he always run away from the fight in the octagon. One fan claimed all Adesanya does is run and throw feints while the other talked about a low number of strikes per round. In his fight against Yoel Romero, Israel only landed 48 significant strikes in five rounds.
Here are some reactions from fans across the globe:
Despite these negative comments, many fans showed support for the current champion and are excited about his return to the octagon. Fans defended Israel’s fight tactics and pointed out that he is one of the best middleweight fighters in UFC history.