Joe Rogan & Israel Adesanya Agree Jorge Masvidal Is ‘World Championship Caliber’

You won’t get an argument against Jorge Masvidal being “championship caliber” from Joe Rogan and Israel Adesanya. Masvidal has been on a three-fight tear. He’s knocked out Darren Till and Ben Askren, and he earned a TKO victory …

You won’t get an argument against Jorge Masvidal being “championship caliber” from Joe Rogan and Israel Adesanya. Masvidal has been on a three-fight tear. He’s knocked out Darren Till and Ben Askren, and he earned a TKO victory via doctor’s stoppage over Nate Diaz. While many would’ve described Masvidal as a journeyman before his current […]

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Israel Adesanya: Demetrious Johnson Is Best Fighter In The World

Israel Adesanya has given massive praise to Demetrious Johnson. Johnson has been recognized by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in all of mixed martial arts and even combat sports in general. Even with his split decision loss to Henry Cejudo ba…

Israel Adesanya has given massive praise to Demetrious Johnson. Johnson has been recognized by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in all of mixed martial arts and even combat sports in general. Even with his split decision loss to Henry Cejudo back in Aug. 2018, many still feel “Mighty Mouse” is as elite as they […]

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Joe Rogan Praises Jorge Masvidal’s 2019 Run

Recently, longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan hosted UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” During the show, Rogan asked Adesanya for his thoughts on the BMF Title and the UFC 244 main event fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Masvidal outclassed Diaz for three rounds before the cageside physician […]

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Recently, longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan hosted UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

During the show, Rogan asked Adesanya for his thoughts on the BMF Title and the UFC 244 main event fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Masvidal outclassed Diaz for three rounds before the cageside physician called a stop to the action due to cuts.

Rogan praised Masvidal, calling him “championship caliber.” (H/T BJPenn.com)

“I feel like Masvidal is world championship caliber,” Rogan said. “100%”

Adesanya agreed, and praised the Miami native for reinventing himself after his string of split decision losses.

“100%,” Adesanya said. “I’ve been a fan of that guy since way back. Everyone’s just finding out now, Street Jesus. I’m not a hispter like ‘oh, I knew him before he was cool man,’ I don’t want to be that guy, but I like his resurrection.

“I like how he rebranded himself. You have to do that. I see it in movies, I see actors do it, entertainment, you rebrand, new package, and then boom.”

Rogan went on to sing Masvidal’s praises, noting he “beat the f*ck” out of Nate Diaz at UFC 244.

“He’s a different person now,” Rogan said. “Now he’s what he could have been. He is potential realized. He’s at 100% right now… He beat the f**k out of Diaz in that first round.”

What do you think about Rogan and Adesanya’s comments on Masvidal?

 

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Israel Adesanya Names UFC Prospect He Thinks He’ll Fight Someday

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya wouldn’t be surprised if he defends his gold against a current prospect down the line. Adesanya had a seemingly quick rise to the top of the UFC middleweight mountain. “The Last Stylebender” w…

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya wouldn’t be surprised if he defends his gold against a current prospect down the line. Adesanya had a seemingly quick rise to the top of the UFC middleweight mountain. “The Last Stylebender” was a spectator for Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey back in Nov. 2015. At the time, Adesanya told […]

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Israel Adesanya Explains Why He’s Uninterested In Boxing Career

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has no interest in pursuing a career in boxing. As of late, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters have shown a great aspiration for challenging top names in boxing inside the squared circle. However, speaking on a recent episode of “Ebro In The Morning,” Adesanya was asked about a potential boxing […]

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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has no interest in pursuing a career in boxing.

As of late, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters have shown a great aspiration for challenging top names in boxing inside the squared circle. However, speaking on a recent episode of “Ebro In The Morning,” Adesanya was asked about a potential boxing career.

“Stylebender” made it clear he’s going to end his career in MMA, and doesn’t want to have skillset limited inside the boxing ring. (H/T The Mac Life)

“This is where I’m going to end my career,” Adesanya said. “It’s silly. Why would I come to the proving ground of all fighting — the UFC — and then afterward, fight a guy and take away like 80 percent of my weapons. I just want to kick people.

“I want to strangle someone. I can’t do that in boxing. I don’t want to get into the clinch and then okay, break. Same thing with kickboxing, same thing with jiu-jitsu, same thing with judo, same thing with wrestling, they’re all limited styles of fighting.”

Adesanya went on to discuss people who claim the top boxer in the world, such as Canelo Alvarez, is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. However, the Nigerian-born champion explains that there’s a big difference between boxers and true fighters.

“Everyone throws that greatest fighter, pound-for-pound, is Canelo [Alvarez],” Adesanya said. “He’s the pound-for-pound — maybe —greatest boxer right now. Not fighter. You have to test yourself against another style.

“People say, ‘oh, after UFC, you can go to boxing and have one super fight maybe with Canelo and make a hundred million’. I’m like, I can do that in the UFC. I might be the first fighter to do that in the UFC.”

What do you think about Adesanya shutting down talk of a boxing run?

 

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Israel Adesanya: No One Really Cares About Jon Jones’ Fights

Israel Adesanya believes fight fans don’t care about Jon Jones’ fights. Adesanya is emerging as a star in the UFC. Having captured middleweight gold last month after stopping Robert Whittaker, many believe the sky’s the limit for &#82…

Israel Adesanya believes fight fans don’t care about Jon Jones’ fights. Adesanya is emerging as a star in the UFC. Having captured middleweight gold last month after stopping Robert Whittaker, many believe the sky’s the limit for “The Last Stylebender.” Adesanya and UFC light heavyweight champion Jones have had beef brewing and a clash between […]

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