‘WWE Superstar’ Definitely a Possibility Says Israel Adesanya

Published 03/04/2021, 11:52 PM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: Israel Adesanya of New Zealand stands in his corner prior to his middleweight bout against Anderson Silva of Brazil during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, spoke to Adam Catterall from BT Sport ahead of his UFC 259 bout. ‘The Last Stylebender’ gears himself to take on Jan Blachowicz for his light heavyweight strap with the hope to become champ-champ. A win on Saturday night would make Israel Adesanya the first undefeated dual champion in the company’s history.

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The fight is intriguing for many reasons, none more so than for the stylistic challenge that both men pose. There is a heavy emphasis on awkward movement and range finding as both men prepare to go to battle in Vegas. The fight card has a lot of attention cast towards it due to the fact that there are three title fights.

Also Watch- VIDEO: Here’s What Israel Adesanya Said to Jan Blachowicz During UFC 259 Face-off 

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Israel Adesanya: A future in the WWE awaits?

While making media rounds, Adesanya took a break from answering MMA-related questions and turned his attention to the WWE. The champion revealed that becoming a WWE superstar was a childhood dream, and is something he’s still open to. However, no major moves have been made as it stands to make that happen.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya makes his way to the Octagon for the Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

“I’ve never spoken to them [the WWE] about it directly but I speak to a few, a couple of guys from the attitude era, my era. Never spoken about it. Growing up, before I knew what the UFC was, or it ever existed, that was definitely a dream of mine. A path to I guess being where I’m at right now in the public eye was being a WWE superstar. So yeah, definitely is a possibility.”

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Making appearances in the WWE ring is something that is not uncommon when looking at MMA stars. Fighters like Ronda Rousey and Cain Velasquez made comprehensive moves to the pro-wrestling realm after leaving the UFC. Furthermore, pro-wrestlers like Brock Lesnar and CM Punk came over and laced-up the four-ounce gloves.

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Israel Adesanya being the talent he is can most certainly make his way into the WWE for a one-off appearance. The exposure could be just what he needs in order to become a massive crossover star beyond just the UFC. However, it seems like his priority remains within cementing a legacy in the sport of MMA.

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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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