The current UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, who will defend the title against Paulo Costa on September 26 at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi, spoke about the plan to fight the dangerous Brazilian knockout.
“I will hit him in the face with my hands as many times as possible, and also kick him until he falls,” Adesanya told the South China Morning Post.
At the same time, the UFC champion claims that he does not feel personal hostility to the opponent.
“There is nothing personal for me in this fight. This guy is a soapbox to me, so why should I take his words seriously? I think we should just accept this situation. Sometimes you take control of the situation, but most of the time you accept it for what it is and work with it”
According to Adesanya, he is serious about the upcoming confrontation, and does not lack motivation.
“I understand what is at stake, and this is enough motivation for me. Treston funny, and I’m not particularly dwell. It’s just part of my job. I’ve been in these situations many times, we know what really deserves attention, so this is nothing new for me».
Stipe Miocic spoke about the match between Fedor and Cormier
The current UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, shared his opinion about the hypothetical fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Daniel Cormier.
According to the American, his compatriot and former rival would have no problems in the confrontation with the “Last Emperor”.
“I think D. C. is superior to Fedor in speed, and he is better than him in the fight,” Miocic said. “Cormier is a very smart and technical fighter. I definitely think that D. C. would have destroyed Fyodor»
Recall that on August 15 at UFC 252 in Las Vegas, Stipe Miocic successfully defended the championship belt, defeating Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision, and at the same time became the winner of the principled title trilogy that lasted two years.