Israel Adesanya reveals the lowest point of his MMA career, and it wasn’t his only loss

Israel Adesanya reveals the lowest point of his MMA career, and it wasn’t his only loss

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (23-1) remains undefeated in the 185-pound division and has just one loss on his professional record.

The only blemish on his professional MMA resume came in a light heavyweight title fight. He was defeated by Jan Blachowicz via unanimous decision at UFC 259 in March 2021. You’d think his lone loss may have been the lowest point of Adesanya’s MMA career, but it wasn’t. not the case.

“It’s not Jan’s fight, surprisingly. Actually, it wasn’t Jan’s fight,” Adesanya said on his YouTube channel. “If I’m honest, the [Yoel] Romero fight. It was the first time people were like, impressed, boring.

“After that, I was like that, I was fighting. He was standing there. Why are you blaming me,” he said. “The fans turned on me in a way. And I was like, what? Now they’re calling me shit.

The fight against Romero was Adesanya’s first title defense after knocking out Robert Whittaker to win the 185-pound championship. In his next outing, after the Romero fight, he delivered a second-round knockout of Paulo Costa.

Adesanya takes on former kickboxing rival Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 281 on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pereira holds two wins over Adesanya in kickboxing, including a knockout in their rematch.

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