“Fu*k You Pay Me!”- Israel Adesanya Sends a Message To His Detractors

Published 09/19/2020, 10:27 AM EDT


UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya took to social media and sent a message to his detractors through a series of posts. “The Last Stylebender” is arguably one of the biggest names in the sport, much in part due to his media following. Adesanya has managed to capture the attention of both hardcore and casual fans alike given his upbeat persona.

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It is clear that Adesanya pulls no punches when it comes to answering certain criticisms he has faced. The undisputed Middleweight king has been at the helm of the UFC’s new breed of stars and his profile continues to grow. What’s more, he has endeared himself to fans with his straight forward approach to the fight game.

Israel Adesanya: A bonafide star

The New Zealand fighter has made his presence known both inside and outside the cage since making his debut. Additionally, his star power is further bolstered by his ability to back up his words under the bright lights. Adesanya has maintained a high standard for himself and the Middleweight division has been playing catch-up since his arrival.

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Chiefly, Israel will face his biggest test when he faces off against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Fight Island. He has a style that is certainly favourably to the forward pressuring fighter in Paulo “The Eraser” Costa. Moreover, he has shown the overall effectiveness of counter-punching on the back foot and pundits expect this skill to come into play.

Furthermore, the aforementioned Middleweight fighters have had bad blood brewing between them. This will cast another layer of intrigue as their highly anticipated fight begins to draw near. UFC President Dana White has had plenty to say about the Middleweight title fight and he’s labelled it as the “Fight of the Year”.

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Israel Adesanya seems ready to put all doubts to bed in his second title defence against the brawler in Costa. A statement victory will go a long way in further elevating his profile in the eyes of sports fans as a whole. Fight fans have been chomping at the bit to finally see the two fighters settle their long built-up score.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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