Israel Adesanya saw the callout made by Chris Weidman and had a swift response.
So if you missed it, the former UFC middleweight champion said a fight against Adesanya is “easy money” and sees him as “just another [Anderson] Silva without the black belt in jitsu.”
According to the current king of the division, he would knock out Weidman in the first round.
Israel Adesanya Shuts Down Chris Weidman After Callout
“It was a bit weird for me, but I already have him figured out,” the reigning UFC middleweight champion told MMA Junkie’s Farah Hannoun and Mike Bohn in a recent interview. “I have it figured out right down to how I’m going to take him out. Let him bring his double leg, let him bring his single leg, let him try and force me to the fence. He’s not going to strike with me. Come strike with me – one thing that he has going good for him is, one thing he said before he knocked out Anderson Silva, at the weigh-ins, he looked at him dead in the eyes and said, ‘I’m not scared of you. I’m not scared of you.’ He said that over and over to him; I remember that.”
“I told him, ‘I look forward to fighting you one day,’ because I actually thought he would be at the top for a while, but he unfortunately hasn’t been doing well lately,” Adesanya added. “Not that he can’t come back. Look at Jan Blachowicz; he came back and now he’s the champion. But yeah, I’m just saying, I’ve studied these mother(expletives), they think this is a (expletive) game.
“Weidman is already done. That fight will end in the first round if it happens, but you’ve got to get some wins first, bro. A few wins first, yeah.”