Six fights into his UFC reign and Israel Adesanya is a champion. Not usually is he a champion, he’s fast apropos one of a tip stars in a quarrel promotion.
“Israel is flashy. Israel is a good looking kid. Israel speaks genuine well. Israel Adesanya became a start tonight,” UFC boss Dana White pronounced Saturday night following UFC 236 in Atlanta, where Adesanya bested Kelvin Gastelum to turn a halt middleweight champion.
Adesanya will now be matched with stream middleweight champion Robert Whittaker to harmonize a belts after this year, once Whittaker earnings from injury.
White had primarily designed for a leader of a halt middleweight pretension quarrel to face Whittaker in a United States, though deliberation Adesanya’s duration rise, he wants a quarrel to take place in Australia, desiring it could take place in a vast track instead of an arena.
In mentioning Adesanya’s rise, White compared him to Conor McGregor.
The similarities between Israel Adesanya and Conor McGregor
“You know who (Adesanya) reminds me of? Conor McGregor. That’s what Conor McGregor did. He came in. He stayed active. He built adult a lot of notoriety. Had some good fights. People knew his name and people wanted to see him fight,” pronounced White.
“Israel Adesanya is on that same arena right now. He’s doing a accurate same thing Conor did.”
Adesanya became an halt champion in only his sixth UFC bout, as did McGregor. Now he hopes to continue in McGregor’s footsteps to turn a undisputed champion and one of a sport’s biggest stars. With a character that is suggestive of Anderson Silva and Jon Jones and a celebrity that tends to electrify fans, Adesanya has luminary potential, only like McGregor.
Another thing that White likes about Adesanya that likens him to McGregor is his eagerness to fight. McGregor has been most some-more selective about who and when in new years, though as he was building his star power, McGregor was peaceful to quarrel anyone, any time.
“You know what Israel doesn’t contend when we call him? He doesn’t contend no, I’m on vacation. I’m not gonna uncover adult and quarrel for a belt and afterwards presumably get a shot during a champion, and afterwards get pay-per-view money,” White said.
“He says, yeah, I’ll see we in Atlanta. And when we have that form of certainty in yourself, it pays off. It’s really gonna compensate off for him.”
In many ways, it already has paid off for Adesanya. People now know his name and he has bullion wrapped around his waste. His subsequent hitch will be accompanied by pay-per-view points and could start to sketch his name as one of a UFC’s middleweight greats.