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Israel Adesanya goes in on Jon Jones, bringing up hit-and-run, USADA incidents

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya is taking time out of his championship schedule to fire shots back at fellow UFC titleholder Jon Jones.
The two stars …read more

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Israel Adesanya claps back at Jon Jones with Twitter salvo: 'I got time today!'

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching him on social media, it’s that if you’re going to come at Israel Adesanya, you’d better be ready for a comeback.
The newly …read more

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Israel Adesanya questions Jon Jones’ ‘d**k pill’ excuse

Israel Adesanya continues to come at Jon Jones on social media, this time choosing to focus on a very specific part of the light heavyweight champ’s history.
Adesanya, who recently became …read more

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Israel Adesanya fires back at “pervert” Jon Jones with a savage attack

The ongoing feud between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones continued this evening.
The two have been going back and forth for months now, but …read more

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Jon Jones decides to ‘formally release DC’ in favor of Israel Adesanya

UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones now has so much disdain for middleweight champ Israel Adesanya that it’s actually indirectly improving his relationship with his long-time nemesis Daniel Cormier.
Earlier this …read more

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Chris Weidman plans to ruin Israel Adesanya's chance of fighting Jon Jones with UFC on ESPN 6 win

BOSTON – Chris Weidman isn’t overlooking Dominick Reyes, but he’s certainly considering what’s on the horizon with a victory Friday night.
At a pre-fight media day held Tuesday at Peter Welch’s …read more

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Uriah Hall's goal is to fight UFC champ Israel Adesanya: 'I don't give a (expletive) about no belt'

TAMPA, Fla. – Uriah Hall has his sights set on the king of the middleweight division.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Hall said he’d love to fight middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (18-0 …read more

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Israel Adesanya’s Coach Likes Stipe Miocic Fight Over Jon Jones

Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones have been going back and forth at each other on social media, and the middleweight champion says he will fight ‘Bones’ in 2021. Yet, if …read more

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Coach prefers Stipe Miocic fight for Israel Adesanya over Jon Jones

Much has recently been made of a potential fight between UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya. If Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman has his way, …read more

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Sorry Jon, ‘Nice Guy’ Stipe Gets First Crack At Adesanya

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Over the last year or so, the possibility of a fight between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya has picked up steam. But after …read more

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Brendan Schaub: Israel Adesanya will light Paulo Costa up like ‘Brazilian Christmas tree’

Brendan Schaub isn’t sold on Paulo Costa being able to dethrone Israel Adesanya.
The stage appears to be set for a middleweight title showdown between undisputed UFC 185-pound champion Adesanya and …read more

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Marvin Vettori is confident he’ll fight champ Israel Adesanya again – and win

TAMPA, Fla. – Marvin Vettori talks about his win over Andrew Sanchez at UFC Tampa. The Italian fighter talks about his grudge with Sanchez, their post-fight confrontation, his anger over …read more

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Dana White Wants Israel Adesanya To Fight Paulo Costa Before Jon Jones

UFC president Dana White plans on booking Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa before potentially entertaining the Jon Jones fight. Adesanya captured the undisputed UFC middleweight championship earlier this month. He …read more

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Dana White trying to make Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa before Adesanya vs. Jon Jones

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UFC president Dana White, in a recent interview with TMZ Sports, gave an update on the lightweight and …read more

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Video: Adesanya’s family and corner celebrate his UFC 243 title win over Whittaker

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Watch those closest to Israel Adesanya celebrate his championship triumph over Robert Whittaker. Israel Adesanya came up big at UFC 243, defeating Robert Whittaker …read more

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Michael Bisping Believes Israel Adesanya Can Overtake Conor McGregor As Biggest UFC Star

Michael Bisping believes the sky is the limit for Israel Adesanya. Adesanya, who won the UFC middleweight title at UFC 243 by second-round TKO, had a star-making performance to many. …read more

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Israel Adesanya’s coach says he will do what Jon Jones hasn’t done and fight Stipe Miocic

Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman said “The Last Stylebender” will do what Jon Jones hasn’t done and that’s move to heavyweight to fight Stipe Miocic.
Speaking to Submission Radio, Bareman criticized …read more

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Brendan Schaub Thinks Jon Jones Is Too Big For Israel Adesanya

Brendan Schaub doesn’t like the idea of Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya. Jones is the UFC light heavyweight champion, while Adesanya recently captured the undisputed UFC middleweight championship. The two …read more

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Coach: UFC champ Jon Jones 100 percent needs Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya said he’d be willing to move up a weight class or two down the line to take on champions Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.
And with middleweight champ Adesanya …read more

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VIDEO | Watch Israel Adesanya’s family, corner react to his title win

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia, Israel Adesanya captured the UFC middleweight title with a second-round stoppage of Robert Whittaker. To say his friends, …read more

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Israel Adesanya shares the correct pronunciation of his name

Israel Adesanya is a name fight fans have been uttering a lot lately, but many of us have been saying his name wrong. Speaking on a recent episode of Ariel …read more

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Video: UFC 243 Thrill and Agony: ‘You’re a piece of ‘s**t’

The UFC 243 edition of “Thrill and Agony” takes a closer look at the fallout from the Melbourne pay-per-view, including a war of words between new champ Israel Adesanya and …read more

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Anderson: Jones Likes To Beat Up Middleweights

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Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight king, Jon Jones, is currently embroiled in a bitter back-and-forth Twitter war with current Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya.
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Michael Bisping says Israel Adesanya can overtake Conor McGregor as biggest UFC star

Michael Bisping feels Israel Adesanya may be able to surpass Conor McGregor in terms of star power.
McGregor is widely recognized as the biggest mixed martial arts star. The “Notorious” one …read more

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Judo Chop: Robert Whittaker’s road to hell, pt. 1

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Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down the strategies and tactics at play in last weekend’s battle between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya. Sometimes good …read more

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Coach ‘very reluctant’ to give Jon Jones fight against Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If a superfight between Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones is ever going to happen, Adesanya’s team is confident that it will happen …read more

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Marvin Vettori believes rematch with Israel Adesanya would go different than first fight

LOS ANGELES – Marvin Vettori may have given new UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya his toughest test to date.
The two fought in April 2018, in what was only Adesanya’s second …read more

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Morning Report: Following KO loss at UFC 243, Robert Whittaker looks to return to action in early 2020

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At UFC 243 over the weekend, Robert Whittaker lost his middleweight title to Israel Adesanya via second-round TKO. It was an unfortunate setback for the …read more

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Fortunes changed for five at UFC 243

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With his middleweight championship win over Robert Whittaker on Saturday night, Israel Adesanya became the company’s first potential major breakout star since the ESPN era …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Wasn’t Impressed with Robert Whittaker’s Performance at UFC 243

Robert Whittaker is no longer middleweight champion after Israel Adesanya defeated him by technical knockout in the second round in the UFC 243 headliner this past Saturday. …read more

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Jon Jones opens as betting favorite over Israel Adesanya in possible superfight

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Jon Jones has opened as the betting favorite over Israel Adesanya. After Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker to unify the middleweight titles …read more

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UFC Rankings Report: Israel Adesanya Enters P4P Top 10

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC 243! Check out all the changes below! Pound for Pound: After his victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243, Israel Adesanya shoots …read more

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Robert Whittaker eyes early 2020 return following UFC 243 title loss

Robert Whittaker is doubling down on his post-fight interview following his middleweight title loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243: he’s not going anywhere and already has a return timetable …read more

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Robert Whittaker eager to rebound from UFC 243 loss, targets February-March return

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker isn’t looking to remain on the sidelines for long.
After suffering a second-round knockout to Israel Adesanya this past weekend at UFC 243, Whittaker hopes …read more

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Jon Jones fires back at ‘f—king nerd’ Israel Adesanya

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Things are getting more heated between UFC champions Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya. Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya …read more

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Hot Tweets: The future of Israel Adesanya and the greatest fights of all time

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Over the weekend, Israel Adesanya became “The Dude” in the middleweight division. So let’s talk about what’s next for him, Kelvin Gastelum …read more

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Opening odds released for Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya

The opening odds have been released for a potential superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
The online sportsbook Bovada opened the odds for …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum believes Robert Whittaker was ‘disappointing’ at UFC 243

UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum has opened up about Robert Whittaker’s performance against Israel Adesanya at UFC 243, calling it ‘disappointing’.
Gastelum was speaking to MMAFighting during the recent Dominance MMA …read more

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Israel Adesanya laughs off Jon Jones’ ‘nerd’ comment as feud continues

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has laughed off the retort of Jon Jones as he focuses his attention on defending the undisputed title against Paulo Costa.
Adesanya is still basking in …read more

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Video: Kelvin Gastelum calls Robert Whittaker’s performance at UFC 243 ‘disappointing’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LOS ANGELES — Kelvin Gastelum discusses facing Darren Till at UFC 244, Robert Whittaker’s performance against Israel Adesanya, and more. …read more

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Jealous? Jones says he's chasing history, rips 'nerd' Adesanya

Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya aren’t likely to fight soon, but their rivalry already may be the UFC’s hottest. …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 8: There's a new middleweight captain now

With his decisive win in the UFC 243 main event this past Saturday, Israel Adesanya is moving up in the world.
Not only did Adesanya pick up the undisputed middleweight title …read more

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Jon Jones continues expletive-filled verbal war with ‘f**king nerd’ Israel Adesanya

Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The budding rivalry between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya isn’t cooling down anytime soon.
Jones, the UFC’s reigning light heavyweight champion, and Adesanya, …read more

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Jon Jones Responds To ‘F*cking Nerd’ Israel Adesanya

It didn’t take Jon Jones long to deliver some more verbal shots following a response from Israel Adesanya. Beef is certainly brewing between UFC light heavyweight champion Jones and middleweight …read more

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UFC Connected: Go cageside with Israel Adesanya

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In this episode of UFC Connected, explore what makes up the “Warrior Code” of UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Take a “Front Row” seat in Adelaide with UFC …read more

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Jon Jones roasts ‘f**king nerd’ Israel Adesanya

The beef between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya continues to sizzle.
On Monday afternoon, Adesanya appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, where he sounded …read more

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UFC rankings update: Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker make huge climbs

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of last weekend’s UFC 243 card, and as expected, main event winner Israel Adesanya has greatly improved his station.
In addition …read more

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UFC 243 Medical Suspensions: Al Iaquinta Faces 180-Day Sit

The UFC 243 medical suspensions are in. This past Saturday (Oct. 5), UFC 243 took place inside Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. In the main event, Israel Adesanya and Robert …read more

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Israel Adesanya vows to actively defend UFC title before he fights 'jealous' Jon Jones

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya won’t let Jon Jones’ words slide, but he has business to attend to first.
Adesanya, who knocked out Robert Whittaker this past weekend at UFC 243, …read more

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Morning Report: Israel Adesanya fires back at Jon Jones: ‘Let me defend my belt, then I will move up and f*ck him up.”

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If Jon Jones is trying to rile up Israel Adesanya, it does not appear to be working.
On Saturday at UFC 243, Adesanya became the newest …read more

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Israel Adesanya fires back at “jealous” Jon Jones

Israel Adesanya has responded to fellow UFC champion Jon Jones, this after ‘Bones’ claimed ‘Stylebender’ was lacking the confidence to fight him.
Adesanya (18-0 MMA) defeated Robert Whittaker via second round …read more

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Israel Adesanya expects future rematch with Robert Whittaker: 'I'll see him again, definitely'

MELBOURNE, Australia – The MMA world is hailing its latest superstar after Israel Adesanya dethroned Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 to capture the middleweight title.
But while the super-confident Kiwi won’t …read more

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Helwani's MMA Show: Adesanya on his dance; Dern on return as a mom

Monday’s edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show featured two UFC champions, including Israel Adesanya talking about his big win Saturday. …read more

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Posted on October 7, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa targeted for March PPV in Las Vegas

Israel Adesanya will have his first title defense against Paulo Costa this March in Las Vegas.
Sources told BJPENN.com the two camps are in preliminary talks and a date has …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum sends warm message to new champ Israel Adesanya

Earlier this year, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya collided with the UFC interim middleweight title on the line. After five, razor-close rounds, Adesanya was named the winner and adorned with …read more

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Ariel Helwani's MMA Show: Dern on return as a mom, Cannonier on crystals

Monday’s edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show features two UFC champions, including Israel Adesanya talking about his big win Saturday. …read more

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What’s next for Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker after UFC 243?

UFC 243 has come and gone and with it, a new middleweight champion has been crowned. In the main event, the middleweight title was on the line as champion, Robert …read more

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No roast here: Ben Askren calls new UFC champ Israel Adesanya a '(expletive) superstar'

Surely Ben Askren can appreciate someone who talks the talk and walks the walk.
Known for his ability to sell a fight, Askren showed newly crowned middleweight champion Israel Adesanya admiration …read more

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Paulo Costa: Israel Adesanya ‘Cannot Fight with Guys Who Pressure Him’

Paulo Henrique Costa was seated cageside for Israel Adesanya’s victory over Robert Whittaker in the UFC 243 headliner on Saturday, setting the stage for a future championship showdown between two …read more

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Costa on Adesanya fight: ‘I fear he can die in the Octagon, for sure’

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Paulo Costa promises nothing but violence in a fight against newly-minted UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Israel Adesanya got the job done on Saturday …read more

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Jon Jones predicts he’ll be a heavyweight before Israel Adesanya ‘gets his confidence together’ for potential matchup

Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is having his doubts that new undisputed UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is serious about moving …read more

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Jorge Masvidal praises Yoel Romero, says 'UFC smart for protecting' Israel Adesanya

Yoel Romero has had a string of unfortunate outcomes in his last couple of fights but his teammate Jorge Masvidal thinks he’s still the best middleweight.
UFC 243 crowned a new …read more

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Israel Adesanya impressed by Jared Cannonier: ‘I like his style’

New UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya heaped praise upon surging contender Jared Cannonier, saying he has been impressed by Cannonier’s quick rise up the middleweight rankings.
“The Last Stylebender” was asked …read more

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Joe Rogan Praises Robert Whittaker For How He’s Handled UFC 243 Loss

Robert Whittaker is no longer the UFC’s middleweight champion after he was TKO’d by Israel Adesanya at UFC 243. Whittaker was looking for his first official defense but came up …read more

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Cormier: Adesanya can give Jones trouble in striking, but ‘he’s just small’

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Daniel Cormier gives an assessment on the possible Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya matchup. Before his middleweight coronation at …read more

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Jon Jones Says Israel Adesanya Lacks Confidence To Fight Him

Jon Jones isn’t convinced that Israel Adesanya has mustered up the courage to fight him yet. This past Saturday night (Oct. 5), Adesanya took on Robert Whittaker for the undisputed …read more

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Adesanya Opens As Betting Favorite Over Costa ... But Not By Much

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Despite teasing us with a potential Jon Jones super fight, newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder, Israel Adesanya, is …read more

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Israel Adesanya expects Robert Whittaker rematch: ‘I’ll see you again’

New UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya believes he will eventually see former champ Robert Whitaker in the Octagon again one day. Despite knocking Whittaker out in devastating fashion in the …read more

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Israel Adesanya on Paulo Costa: ‘He’s a b*tch...and I want to make him my b*tch’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya barely had time to celebrate his second-round knockout over Robert Whittaker before he was on to the next person in line.
The new undisputed …read more

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Jones on Adesanya: I don’t need to wait until 2021 to believe in myself

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Jon Jones spoke out about Israel Adesanya again. Jon Jones is still talking about the newly crowned middleweight champion in Israel Adesanya. Soon after …read more

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Joe Rogan praises Robert Whittaker after UFC 243

Robert Whittaker is no longer the UFC middleweight champion, having come up short to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 over the weekend. Even in defeat, however, the Australian still has …read more

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Helwani's MMA thoughts: Adesanya's win among UFC's most memorable

From his flashy walkout to his KO win, Israel Adesanya dazzled on Saturday. Ariel Helwani discusses the significance of the performance. …read more

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Making the Grade: UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With over 57,000 fans in attendance, Israel Adesanya capped off an unbelievable start to his UFC career by knocking out Robert Whittaker in the second …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says that Israel Adesanya is ‘just small’ for potential fight with Jon Jones

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

On Saturday night at UFC 243, Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker to unify the middleweight titles and become the undisputed king of the 185 …read more

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Jon Jones Dismisses Potential Fight with New UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya

Jon Jones doesn’t see a showdown with Israel Adesanya happening anytime soon — if at all. …read more

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Jon Jones reacts to Israel Adesanya defeating Robert Whittaker

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was watching last night’s UFC 243 main event between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker with keen interest.
After all, ‘Bones’ and ‘Stylebender’ had been going …read more

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Opening odds released for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

The opening odds have been released for a potential middleweight title fight between champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa.
Adesanya called for a fight with Costa after he beat Robert Whittaker …read more

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Playing matchmaker for UFC 243: Who’s next for Israel Adesanya?

Over 57,000 fans got to see a great night of fights at UFC 243, and now it’s time to look ahead at what’s next for the winners. Who’s next for …read more

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Israel Adesanya on Paulo Costa: ‘I Want To Make Him My B*tch’

Israel Adesanya now has his sights fully set on Paulo Costa. Last night (Oct. 5), Adesanya silenced his doubters. He took on Robert Whittaker for the undisputed UFC middleweight championship. …read more

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Adesanya Wants To Shut Up The Casuals And Costa Next

Esther Lin – MMA Fighting

Following his big UFC 243 win, new champ Adesanya is looking to prove a point against the bigger, stronger Costa. Israel Adesanya’s coming out …read more

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Posted on October 6, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Israel Adesanya and UFC 243's key winning fighters?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for UFC 243’s losing fighters?)
After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next.
With another night of UFC action …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC 243: Israel Adesanya's perfect night, why Paulo Costa is the perfect fight

What mattered most at UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Israel Adesanya’s perfect night
When it comes to delivering in a …read more

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Adesanya on Costa: ‘I want to make him my b-tch’

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Israel Adesanya is looking forward to meeting Paulo Costa in what will likely be his first defense of the UFC middleweight title. Israel Adesanya wouldn’t …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Israel Adesanya Is ‘Just Small’ For Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier believes size would be an issue for Israel Adesanya against Jon Jones. Last night (Oct. 5), Adesanya became the undisputed UFC middleweight champion. “The Last Stylebender” finished Robert …read more

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Israel Adesanya: I should have finished Robert Whittaker in the first round

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“I should have punched him until the referee jumped on him. I guess the referee saved him on that one.” Israel Adesanya put on …read more

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Robert Whittaker Makes No Excuses, Covets Rematch with Israel Adesanya

It had been a long time since Robert Whittaker climbed into the Octagon and even longer since he tasted defeat. …read more

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UFC 243 post-event facts: Israel Adesanya joins elite company with title win

The UFC returned to Australia on Saturday with UFC 243, which took place at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne with a main card that aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 …read more

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UFC 243: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya recap video


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See the highlights and recap from UFC 243: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya. Adesanya cemented his status as one of the UFC’s top new stars by …read more

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Robert Whittaker Feels He Was Hurting Israel Adesanya Before TKO Loss

Robert Whittaker believes he had success against Israel Adesanya, but simply got caught. Last night (Oct. 5), Adesanya and Whittaker did battle for the undisputed UFC middleweight title. Going into …read more

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UFC 243 was Israel Adesanya’s breakout party, and the party was epic

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

We should have known that the enormity of the moment was never going to overwhelm Israel Adesanya. That, maybe, it was exactly …read more

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Israel Adesanya relives pre-fight dance routine at UFC 243: 'I had to give them a show'

MELBOURNE, Australia – Newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya arrived at Marvel Stadium for UFC 243 determined to put on a show, and put in a little pre-event prep …read more

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Robert Whittaker releases video statement on UFC 243 title fight loss

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has released a video statement following his loss to Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 243.
“The Reaper” posted a video along with …read more

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7 Takeaways From UFC 243

UFC 243 featured the return of Robert Whittaker against the man that pretty much has stolen the thunder in the middleweight division in Israel Adesanya. While Whittaker has been dominant …read more

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Daniel Cormier shares his thoughts on potential Israel Adesanya vs Jon Jones fight

Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts on a potential superfight between Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones.
DC Spoke on the ESPN post-fight show about a …read more

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Israel Adesanya talks elaborate UFC 243 entrance: ‘If I could sing, trust me, Justin Bieber wouldn’t even have a job’

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya stole the show at UFC 243 before even stepping into the Octagon.
“The Last Stylebender” made his entrance for Saturday’s main …read more

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Israel Adesanya puts EA Sports on blast: ‘They made me look like Chad Mendes’ in the UFC video game

New UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya says he doesn’t play the official UFC video game because he thinks he looks too much like Chad Mendes in it.
Adesanya has often compared …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones would be in trouble striking with Israel Adesanya, but size matters

Daniel Cormier is interested in seeing newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya move up to light heavyweight to challenge Jon Jones.
Before that fight happens, though, Cormier would encourage Adesanya …read more

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Paulo Costa details post-UFC 243 run-in with Israel Adesanya, fears he’ll kill champ in Octagon

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Paulo Costa, the apparent No. 1 UFC middleweight contender, didn’t need any more motivation to fight Israel Adesanya after UFC 243. But he certainly …read more

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Paulo Costa tells Israel Adesanya he shouldn’t have given him the middle finger: ‘See you soon’

UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa was not happy that new UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya flipped him the bird following his knockout win over Robert Whittaker in the main event …read more

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Israel Adesanya explains why he gave Paulo Costa the fingers following UFC 243 win

New UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya explained why he gave the middle finger to Paulo Costa following his main event win at UFC 243.
“The Last Stylebender” jumped on top of …read more

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