Israel Adesanya Supports Conor McGregor In Phone Smashing Incident

Israel Adesanya supports Conor McGregor in a recent incident that garnered headlines last week. The rising contender is slated to meet title contender Kelvin Gastelum inside of the Octagon in the main event of UFC 236. During a recent interview with Submission Radio, Adesanya gave his take on the latest incident involving the former UFC […]

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Israel Adesanya supports Conor McGregor in a recent incident that garnered headlines last week.

The rising contender is slated to meet title contender Kelvin Gastelum inside of the Octagon in the main event of UFC 236. During a recent interview with Submission Radio, Adesanya gave his take on the latest incident involving the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion.

McGregor has been in the headlines since last week and for all the wrong reasons. He was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on charges of strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief. The charges carried bonds of $7,500 and $5,000.

For Adesanya, he thinks that McGregor was in the right in this case due to no one having the right to get up in his face and start filming him.

“I don’t know what happened. People are saying, look, it’s 5 a.m. and whatever. He was doing this and that. I don’t give a f— if you see anyone, anywhere, doing anything; it doesn’t give you the right to just kind of run up on them with a phone,” said Adesanya (H/T to MMAWeekly).

“I’ve had that on personal levels in the past when I’m hanging out with someone. We’re hanging out at a party and all of a sudden I start seeing phones. You know, when you text, there’s a little angle with the texting, but then when you see the phone filming it’s just like, why are you guys filming me? Like, what the f—? And one of them was like, oh, we just wanted a pic. Well, f—ing ask, don’t just start filming me secretly.”

The UFC 236 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET and the the UFC’s streaming service, Fight Pass.

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Israel Adesanya: Jon Jones Knows I’m A Threat

Israel Adesanya is preparing to challenge for an interim UFC middleweight championship. “Stylebender” meets Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 next month. However, it looks like the Nigerian striker has his eyes on a big superf…

Israel Adesanya is preparing to challenge for an interim UFC middleweight championship. “Stylebender” meets Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 next month. However, it looks like the Nigerian striker has his eyes on a big superfight down the road. Speaking to Submission Radio recently, Adesanya said he believes he and Jones will one […]

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Israel Adesanya Hints At Possible Superfight With Jon Jones

Israel Adesanya is one of the UFC’s most promising young stars at the moment. “Stylebender” will compete against Kelvin Gastelum for the interim 185-pound title in the co-main event of UFC 236. Speaking to Submission Radio recently, however, the Nigerian striker was asked about a possible future superfight with light heavyweight king Jon Jones. Unlike […]

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Israel Adesanya is one of the UFC’s most promising young stars at the moment.

“Stylebender” will compete against Kelvin Gastelum for the interim 185-pound title in the co-main event of UFC 236. Speaking to Submission Radio recently, however, the Nigerian striker was asked about a possible future superfight with light heavyweight king Jon Jones.

Unlike the long-discussed superfight between Jones and Anderson Silva that never was, Adesanya thinks a fight between himself and “Bones” will actually happen (via MMA Mania):

“Jones and Silva have spoken about fighting each other for years as well, but that never came to fruition,” Adesanya said. “This I feel is different. So yeah, I look forward to that challenge as well.”

During fight week at UFC 235 before his title defense against Anthony Smith, Jones acknowledged he’d likely one day share the Octagon with Adesanya. “Stylebender” believes Jones is one of the “smart ones” taking notice of his rise to the top:

“That shows you how serious they’re taking me, the smart ones, how much they know I’m a threat, how serious they’re taking me.”

“Like, [Jones] mentioned it on fight week of 235 or whatever, and then I went back two weeks prior on messages with Eugene when I put the question out there, how are we going to beat Jon Jones? And he kind of just laid down the rough blueprint. And I blurred a lot of it out, but yeah, we’re focusing on Gastelum.”

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Israel Adesanya Responds To Robert Whittaker Saying He Isn’t As Good As He Thinks

Israel Adesanya is aware of Robert Whittaker’s recent comments. Whittaker made it clear that he doesn’t see what the hype is all about in Adesanya. The current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder said Adesanya isn…

Israel Adesanya is aware of Robert Whittaker’s recent comments. Whittaker made it clear that he doesn’t see what the hype is all about in Adesanya. The current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder said Adesanya isn’t as good as he thinks he is. “The Last Stylebender” will meet Kelvin Gastelum on April 13 at […]

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Official UFC 236 Poster Released (Photo)

The official UFC 236 poster has been released. It features the four men involved in the two interim title fights of the night. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway faces Dustin Poirier for an interim 155-pound strap. Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gaste…

The official UFC 236 poster has been released. It features the four men involved in the two interim title fights of the night. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway faces Dustin Poirier for an interim 155-pound strap. Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum will fight for an interim middleweight championship in the co-main event. Check out the […]

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Israel Adesanya Says Conor McGregor’s Love For Fighting Inspired Him

Israel Adesanya is hoping to emerge as a star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and he admits taking inspiration from the most popular fighter in mixed martial arts. Conor McGregor may have suffered a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, b…

Israel Adesanya is hoping to emerge as a star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and he admits taking inspiration from the most popular fighter in mixed martial arts. Conor McGregor may have suffered a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the “Notorious” one certainly hasn’t lost much steam. McGregor has been touring around the […]

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