Israel Adesanya Claims He Knows Anderson Silva Better Than He Knows Himself • MMA News

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Israel Adesanya Claims He Knows Anderson Silva Better Than He Knows Himself • MMA News

At UFC 234, rising middleweight star Israel Adesanya will compete within the largest combat of his profession. He’ll share the Octagon with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva on pay-per-view (PPV). This comes off Adesanya’s good efficiency at UFC 230 in November. The Nigerian completed Derek Brunson within the second spherical of their Octagon assembly in a masterful displaying.

Now, he’ll put his undefeated blended martial arts (MMA) document on the road towards Silva. Apparently sufficient, Silva’s final look contained in the cage was additionally a victory over Brunson. Nevertheless, Silva was unable to complete Brunson and as an alternative defeated him on the judges’ scorecards through unanimous resolution.

In a current interview with the UFC, Adesanya previewed his match-up towards the Brazilian legend. The Nigerian has accomplished intensive movie examine on his opposition, and went so far as saying he believes he is aware of Silva higher than he is aware of himself in some methods (through MMA Mania):

“I have watched all of his fights. I know him better than he knows himself in some ways because I am on the outside looking in. I’ve watched him on DVD’s for so long and thought to myself, ‘This guy is the man.’ When I watched UFC 90 against Patrick Cote, that is the one that made me take notice,” Adesanya mentioned.

“He dismantled Patrick Cote. I maintain saying he blew his knee out with telekinesis. That one made me have a look at combating in another way. That was once I barely began combating and had this notion that you need to be Rambo, this jacked up dude to have the ability to combat.

“But I see this skinny black guy whooping everyone’s ass. So I said, ‘I’m a skinny black guy, I can whoop ass.’” So he helped plant the concept I could be the perfect on this planet. The man is simply the Picasso of our time. He is a genius.”

What do you concentrate on the match-up between Adesanya and Silva?

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