Israel Adesanya Sends a Warning to Jared Cannonier Ahead of Their Clash: “#UFC276, I’m Gonna Make It Look Easy”

Published 05/24/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
Israel Adesanya at Hotboxin’ studio | Courtesy: Getty Images

The UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is currently in unstoppable form. ‘The Last Style Bender’ will soon take on his second opponent of the year, Jared Cannonier, at the upcoming event of UFC 276.

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Adesanya recently took to his Twitter account to share what he thinks will happen at UFC 276. Adesanya shared a picture of a chat he had with his coach. The chat said that Adesanya will hold on to ‘the pain of preparation.’ He also shared a chilling message for Cannonier in the same tweet.

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Adesanya wrote, “#UFC276, I’m gonna make it look easy.” UFC 276 will take place on the 2nd of July, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Other fighters that are also mentioned on the main card are Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski, in the co-main event. Sean Strickland, Sean O’Malley, Robbie Lawler, and Miesha Tate will also be present on the main card for the night.

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Adesanya will take on Cannonier to close the card and the Nigerian will look to come one win closer to breaking Anderson Silva’s middleweight winning streak. His bout against Cannonier will mark his fifth middleweight title defense.

Israel Adesanya reveals that he wanted to fight Jared Cannonier because he is ‘fresh blood’

On an episode of’ ‘hotboxin‘ with Mike Tyson,’ the middleweight king, Adesanya sat down with the legendary boxer Mike Tyson and spoke to him about Jared Cannonier. ‘The Style Bender’ revealed that he was looking forward to fighting Jared Cannonier before the fight was even confirmed.

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Adesanya said, “so he fought on my undercard my last fight two weeks ago. He fought a guy Brunson who I already beat at MSG. And I said to him at the wing and I was like, ‘man just take care of this guy so I can get some fresh meat.’ Because I’ve already like, beat Brunson, I’ve beat Vettori, I’ve beat Robert, all these guys.”

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Do you think Israel Adesanya has what it takes to beat Anderson Silva’s middleweight winning streak? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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