“You Can’t Fight These Guys Anymore”: Israel Adesanya Reveals the “Thing” He Doesn’t Like About Boxing After Controversial Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko Fight

Published 05/22/2023, 3:18 PM EDT

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UFC’s most popular Middleweight fighter and current division champion had a few things to say about boxing in his latest interview with FREESTYLEBENDER on YouTube. The Last Stylebender always had a way about him – never afraid to speak up about what he felt wrong about.

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In the interview, Israel Adesanya talks about the sport of boxing, what he wishes would have been different about the sport, and a possible match-up that he feels the sport should make as soon as possible. His love for the sport is evident as he talks passionately about it.

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Casually relaxing and interviewing for FREESTYLEBENDER, Adesanya is seen talking about various things. At the end of the interview, the interviewer asks him about a possible match and the UFC Middleweight champion cannot help but share his opinion.

The interviewer asked Israel Adesanya, “So Since Haney won and Davis won, recently, is Haney – Davis the next fight that boxing needs to make?”. Without any hesitation, the UFC fighter replied, “Yes! Make that fight happen.” with enthusiasm. The interviewer continued, “But even if Haney lost officially..” but the Stylebender answered the question before it was finished. He said, “I’d still watch it. That’s the thing I don’t like about boxing – is that whole- ooh! Like if you like.. Just because Ryan Garcia took a L doesn’t mean his stock should go down or like oh that’s it you can’t fight these guys anymore. I’d still watch Ryan vs. Devin – I’d still watch Tank vs Loma. so you know I’m in this fight I’m a fan of the game, so, yeah let the boys fight!” 

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Adesanya’s next opponent – UFC Bout to watch

Not only did Israel Adesanya win back the Middleweight title from long-time rival Alex Pereira, but he did it in style. The question that the entire UFC world has on their mind right now is who will be slated to face the Last Stylebender next. There are many prospects who could put up a good fight. The highly anticipated Middleweight match between Whittaker and Plessis could give us the next opponent for Adesanya.

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Other possible prospects include Khamzat Chimaev and Jamahal Hill.

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Regardless of who is pitted against Israel Adesanya, one thing is guaranteed – it will be a showdown that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. Dana White has kept his lips sealed about it but not for long!

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Arghyadeep is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His love for combat sports dates back to the WWF. Being a 90’s kid, he grew up fascinated by showmanship, competitive fighting, and wrestling.
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