“I Don’t Know Who Can Beat Him!”-Daniel Cormier Says Israel Adesanya Is Currently Unbeatable

Published 09/27/2020, 8:15 AM EDT


Israel Adesanya has done it again. ‘The Last Stylebender’  ended his toxic feud with Paulo Costa by knocking out the Brazilian in tonight’s main event. While several fight fans thought, Costa would put a quell on Adesanya’s undefeated run, the Brazilian couldn’t do so. It was just a matter of time until Israel Adesanya shut force on him, to bag a second-round TKO win.

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THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS.

THERE ARE NO DEBATES.@Stylebender is the true king 🏆 #UFC253 pic.twitter.com/UGO1Bfdhli

— UFC (@ufc) September 27, 2020

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While the UFC middleweight champion has made some new fans tonight, Daniel Cormier cannot just stop praising Adesanya. The former UFC two-division champion turned to social media to praise Adesanya for his performance. After billing him as the “real-deal”, ‘DC’ said that he doesn’t see anyone overpowering the New Zealander at his point.

Daniel Cormier has some precious words to offer for Israel Adesanya

It is no surprise that Daniel Cormier has some valid points to state. Throughout his run in the UFC, Adesanya has made the elites look like amateurs in front of him. From Robert Whittaker to Yoel Romero and now Paulo Costa, none could offer a threat against the current middleweight champion.
Thus, Cormier does not see Adesanya losing the title at this point. Talking about it, he said, “Did we lose track of reality? I mean, we were excited. I mean he (Costa) looked big, he looked strong, he looked scary but Israel Adesanya he made it look easy.”

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He added, “This dude is such a high-level striker. I said it when he was walking to the octagon, he is a star, you can see it, he has made the leap. I mean he can fight anybody and I gotta be honest with you, I don’t know whom I am picking to beat this dude now. This dude is the real deal. He is the real deal and I don’t know who can beat him.”
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Taking note of their bad-blood rivalry, Cormier said that Adesanya’s performance was even better. “I mean when you have a fight that has this much of bad-blood and you have that level of a performance, you are the man, Hats off to the King, the champ, the Last Style bender,” said Cormier.

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Meanwhile, Adesanya has already got two successful title defenses under his name. He will probably face the winner of Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier next. However, Adesanya will relish his recent victory and global stardom for the timing.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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