Despite going just 2-5 above his past 7 fights previous UFC middleweight title holder Chris Weidman is executing his finest to rating a title struggle with reigning division champ Israel Adesanya.
At any time considering the fact that ‘Stylebender’ handed Paulo Costa the to start with reduction of his job at UFC 253, Weidman has been performing his greatest to draw the interest of the middleweight champ.
‘The All American’ insinuated that he would be ready to benefit from his strong wrestling abilities to “ragdoll” Adesanya in a probable struggle.
Additional just lately the previous UFC middleweight kingpin in Chris Weidman took to Twitter the place he dubbed a battle with Israel Adesanya as getting “easy money”.
“Hey, I just understood I have 2 prevalent opponents with Adesanya…Gastelum who I finished. Then Silva who I finished two times. Israel Adesanya squeaked by conclusions on equally of those men.. Adesanya is just a different Silva with no the black belt in Jitsu. Straightforward Revenue.”
Those people comments evidently caught the interest of Israel Adesanya who responded with the next remarks.
“Chris Weidman… get some wins initial make sure you. I presently have you figured out. I have sized you up a couple moments. Watched you hit and pass up I know how to fuck up your one and double leg attacks I’m 10 steps ahead like I mentioned. I realized I would use this clip a single day to confirm that I understood!”
Weidman (15-5 MMA) is coming off a unanimous selection victory over Omari Akhmedov in his most new Octagon physical appearance, but had formerly misplaced five of his past 6 fights.
Throughout that tough stretch ‘The All American’ endured knockout losses to Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, Gegard Mousasi, Ronaldo Souza and most lately Dominick Reyes.
Despite his the latest struggles Chris doubled down on his callout of Adesanya previously tonight.
You ended up pretty good to my encounter that evening to be conversing like that on your cellular phone. Two faced as hell! I would get your weak ass and crush you! YOU bear in mind our interactions that night time and YOU know this is a issue you do not want https://t.co/oBy2YE5iF0
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) October 3, 2020
“You ended up pretty wonderful to my experience that night to be talking like that on your phone. Two confronted as hell! I would get your weak ass and crush you! YOU remember our interactions that evening and YOU know this is a challenge you really don’t want.”
In the meantime, following his acquire over Costa at UFC 253 it appears that Jon Jones could be following for Israel Adesanya. UFC President a short while ago dubbed the bout as the “struggle to make“.
This article initially appeared on BJPENN.com on October 2, 2020