“It’s my ego, maybe” – Israel Adesanya still believes he’s a better fighter than Alex Pereira


“It’s my ego, maybe” – Israel Adesanya still believes he’s a  better fighter than Alex Pereira

Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira

Alex Pereira faced former middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 281. Pereira went 2-0 against Adesanya inside the kickboxing ring, and it was their first meeting inside the octagon.

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Pereira was confident moving in this fight, but Adesanya displayed a true warrior’s spirit and dominated the fight until the end of the 4th round. Pereira knew he had to turn things around and his corner motivated him to go out there and knock Adesanya in the final round. Adesanya accepted his loss with grace, and he is now hell-bent on settling the score against him.

Talking about it on The MMA Hour, he said, “I’m crazy, bro. I can beat him. I know I can beat him. You’ve seen I can beat him. He just… I won’t say luck, f*ck luck, he just invested well. A good game plan. He’s a good fighter, but I know I’m… it’s my ego, maybe. Sure. But I’m allowed. I just believe I’m better.”

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Israel Adesanya talks about how he’s handling his 3rd loss against Alex Pereira

Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya

Adesanya accumulated one of the most impressive win streaks in the history of the middleweight division, and he established himself as the most dominant champion this weight class has ever seen. While this loss came as a surprise to many, Adesanya isn’t the one to dwell on it.

His last loss came against Jan Blachowicz, and Adesanya handled it like a champ. While fans are speculating Adesanya to spiral out of control, ‘The Last Stylebender’ is still living his life to the best. In the same interview, he added, “People expect me to handle this like they would, so they project, and are probably just like, under a rock, or a cave somewhere.”

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He added, “But I’m like, nah. I’m living my life. I’m really grateful. I meant that. This is no fugazi s**t. I’m blessed to be in the position I’m in, the opportunities I’ve gotten, to be able to do what I’ve done, and to be able to set up, not even a comeback, but set up for the next chapter.”

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