“It’s Going to Be Super Saiyan vs Human”- Jared Cannonier Says He Will Go Full Dragon Ball Z on Israel Adesanya

Published 08/23/2021, 12:03 PM EDT


Jared Cannonier expressed his desire to fight for the middleweight gold. However, he believes he still needs to improve himself before fighting the middleweight champion Isreal Adesanya.

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‘The Killa Gorilla’ secured a victory against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum. After bouncing back into the win column, Cannonier claims he is ready for the title fight but has some work to do before facing the champion.

In the post fight interview, Cannonier said, “I’m going to have to be a super smart fighter against him. He is super long and again, you know I still have a lot of work to do. I still got miles to go as far as getting better as a fighter.”

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“I’m not saying that I’m not ready for him because I can beat anybody. You know all those I put my hands on all those I get caged with. Just give me a shot. So, in the meantime I’m going to be getting better and better. And by the time I meet him, hopefully I’m gonna be so good it’s gonna be like a Super Saiyan versus a human or something like that.”

This win over Gastelum has cemented Cannonier’s position in the middleweight gold race. ‘The Killa Gorilla’ is currently #3 in the middleweight roster and is aiming for the title now.

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Will Jared Cannonier Get a Title Fight Next

Jared Cannonier faced a devastating loss in a contender fight against Robert Whittaker at UFC 254. However, ‘The Killa Gorilla’ has bounced back into the win column after a win over Gastelum and desires a shot at the title.

Meanwhile, Whittaker stands #1 in the middleweight division and will face ‘The Last Stylebender’ next. However, the fight has been delayed further.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Opponents Robert Whittaker of Australia and Jared Cannonier face off during the UFC 254 weigh-in on October 23, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Hence, (14-5) record holder will have to win one more fight to get the title shot. Paulo Costa is currently #2  in the division. A fight between ‘The Killa Gorilla’ and Costa is most likely to take place.

If the Cannonier secures a win over Costa, he will surely face the winner of the Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 fight.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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