Adesanyas rise has been unprecedented

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by The Witcher, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    Crazy to think Israel made his UFC debut in February.. of 2018! He went from relative unknown to fans pre UFC (only a select few hardcores knew) to being offered a back up for the whittaker vs gastelum fight should one of those beasts fall out.

    Thats a general unknown mma fighter to title contender of the talent rich middleweight division in less than 12 months! Hectic!

    Israel Adesnaya is an unbelievable fighter and has polarizing charisma to match; remember shergents, characters like this add to the flavour of mma and you can hate all you want. But he brings it every fight and embodies traditional martial arts in a digital world.

    Look forward to Adesnaya continuing his meteoric rise and a clash with whittaker would be insane (hoping he gets past gastelum).

    072_Israel_Adesanya_vs_Brad_Tavares.0.jpg

    Bring on 2019!
     
  2. yekmurat

    yekmurat Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    12,374
    Likes Received:
    7,954
    Location:
    istanbul
    He just beat Derek Brunson who is barely top 10 or 15 so calm down
     
  3. Kaffebaggel

    Kaffebaggel Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    639
    Location:
    Sweden
    Anderson was relatively unknown in his first fight in the UFC vs. Leben. Won the title in his next fight 4 months later
     
  4. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    Cant i be a fan? Im not the one who offered him as a replacement for whittaker or gastelum so stop being a debbie downer. Clearly others (in the ufc no less) share my sentiment.
     
  5. Psychedelic

    Psychedelic Red Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    7,765
    Likes Received:
    17,559
    Location:
    Beirut, Lebanon
    I see you are a man of culture as well, TS.

    WAR Adesanya !
     
  6. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    No we knew who anderson was pre ufc. Remember when goldie said 'welcome to the octagon, Anderson Silva!'. We all knew.
     
    Katsumi Yamada likes this.
  7. executionermma

    executionermma Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7,227
    Likes Received:
    14,283
    Location:
    Brazil
    Yep, it has been a phenomenal year for him. I hoped for great things from him, but hell yeah he not only lived up to these expectations but impressed me very much doing so. Dude's fucking great to watch and is always interesting to hear speaking too.
     
  8. Zefram Cochrane

    Zefram Cochrane Red belt in warp theory and practice.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2015
    Messages:
    9,226
    Likes Received:
    14,031
    Location:
    Bozeman, Montana.
    There are many examples, one of which fairly recent.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Rum

    Rum Champion of Champions

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2015
    Messages:
    7,632
    Likes Received:
    8,774
    Location:
    The Spirit World
    I enjoy how much of a massive nerd he is.

    Obviously with a nickname from anime a guy is going to be a nerd, but also you hear the dude in interviews and he breaks down every single element of the game, not just fights but also staredowns, how his opponents walk to the cage, the styles and views of media members and commentators, podcasts and YouTube shows etc.

    He analyzes the fuck out of every aspect of the sport.
     
  10. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    Cant see how people cant be a fan, his striking his next level.

    Massively torn on whittaker vs adesanya though. Has that JDS vs Hunt vibe.. dont want to see one lose but if i have to choose.. i cant go against whittaker (JDS)
     
    A.S. Deep, Koro and GoshiShun17 like this.
  11. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    No, ngannou made his UFC debut in 2015. Nobody gave a fuck about him until recently.
     
    Toad Frogan, Haj01 and executionermma like this.
  12. PeacePipe

    PeacePipe Life is short , be nice to eachother :)

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    485
    Location:
    Australia
    He's been fighting for a long time, look at his kickboxing Wiki
     
    Haj01 likes this.
  13. executionermma

    executionermma Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7,227
    Likes Received:
    14,283
    Location:
    Brazil
    I think it's some insecure MMA fans who can't believe a former high lv kickboxer is dominating elite guys (2 top 15 opponents) with such ease that fast. Not everyone in KB is shot like Gokhan Saki :D
     
  14. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    Yeah we know that but the general mma fanbase didnt.
     
  15. Congo66

    Congo66 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    8,522
    Location:
    London
    Brock Lesnar
    February 2, 2008 lost to Mir
    August 9, 2008 beat Herring
    November 15, 2008 beat Randy for the belt

    so Adesanyas rise is certainly not unprecedented, in the same amount of time as he's been in the UFC Brock already had the belt.
     
  16. Mike K.O

    Mike K.O Shogun Rua is my hero

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2018
    Messages:
    1,800
    Likes Received:
    3,831
    I don't like him that much. So much cock. Cock guy.
    But a good addition to the MMA scene with his character.
     
    The Witcher likes this.
  17. yekmurat

    yekmurat Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    12,374
    Likes Received:
    7,954
    Location:
    istanbul
    You can be whatever you want calm down
     
    NoContest likes this.
  18. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    You seem to be serious yet indifferent about things. Is everything ok?
     
  19. The Witcher

    The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    20,890
    Location:
    Australia
    The broader audience knew who brock was this is preposterous. Brock didnt have a 'meteoric rise' he was already a known figure.
     
  20. Shenti

    Shenti Dual Platinum Belts

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    1,938
    Location:
    Oklahoma, USA
    <Dylan>
    did you not see the way he beat him, mon?
     
    Flex Plexico and The Witcher like this.

Share This Page