‘Really Unprofessional’ – UFC Fans Sickened as Israel Adesanya Gets ‘Disrespected’ in Front of Daniel Cormier After Going Through a Dehydration Process

Published 11/12/2022, 3:21 PM EST

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Fans haven’t seen Israel Adesanya more vocal in any other fight week compared to UFC 281’s. Part of the reason is that his opponent, Alex Pereira, has had the better of Adesanya on the previous two occasions. Moreover, one of which was a devastating knockout. 

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However, this time around, the Last Stylebender has displayed extreme confidence while going against Pereira. Moreover, he also stated that he had won the first fight, and he was winning the second one as well before he hit him with the KO blow.

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Recently, post his weigh-in, Adesanya spoke to the broadcasting panel. Meanwhile, he was speaking about his previous two fights against Pereira, while looking at the fight tapes. Nevertheless, it didn’t turn out as Adesanya would have expected. 

The UFC did Israel Adesanya dirty

While speaking to Daniel Cormier (a member of the broadcasting team) Stylebender was breaking down his previous fight with Pereira, which was being played on the screen. Adesanya was stating that he had moments in fights.

However, the clip that was being played showed only moments where Poatan was having a heavy hand against Adesanya. Cormier called out the UFC for doing dirty against Adesanya. Meanwhile, the champ did seem a little bothered but said that he’ll perform and silence all the naysayers.

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Fans reacting to the incident 

Fans quickly chimed in to display their thoughts on the whole incident. Here’s what people had to say about 

• “Honestly, he’s got a right to be p**sed off, I think that was massively disrespectful”

• “He’s so f**king mad they showed that 😂

• “We need an edit cutting to Costa behind the video editing station laughing his a*s off.”

• “It’s just the angle bro.”

• “They do ceremonial weigh ins in a few hours when they’re fully hydrated. Not sure why they don’t just wait until then.”

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• “I was wondering why he looked like a ghoul in the video, post weigh in interviews are a waste of everyone’s time.”

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• “That’s hilarious but really unprofessional imo.”

• “Dude gets blatantly disrespected and folks in the comments crying about him being triggered. People are amazing 😂😂

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What do you make of the entire situation? Make sure to let us know.

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Afshan Khan

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Afshan Khan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his graduation in Mass Communication, Afshan pursued his passion for sports, especially MMA, and transcended it into his profession. He has been following the sport for the past 6 years, and with his nuanced knowledge and his content, wants to attract more fans to the various mixed martial arts promotions around the globe.
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