Media Israel Adesanya on Ariel Helwani's show 4/8/19: Title Fight, China, Kelvin, etc.

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  1. Arkham's Notorious Geyser

    Arkham's Notorious Geyser It is. What it is. : )

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    Israel Adesanya stops by Ariel Helwani's show to talk about his upcoming Interim Title bout at UFC 236 against Kelvin Gastelum and much more.

    Cliffs:

    -His flight got delayed to Atlanta
    -Says he's been ready, China helped him prepare for it. He's seen it all because of his time in China

    -Is fine with the relatively quick turn around, and wanted to take advantage of the opportunity, again citing China, saying he fought numerous times a year in China.
    -In regards to the Interim Title, he said plans change, you have to adapt, improvise, and overcome(Aye)
    -Says he didn't need that much convincing, but things negotiated behind the scene helped him take the fight.
    -Says he doesn't care about the criticism
    received from Robert Whittaker, and Jacare Souza, says they were nice to him in person(THEY DIDN'T KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY LOL)
    -Says he's not two faced, he'll say what he says on the Internet, he'll say it to your face.

    -Should Adesanya win, UFC Plans on having the Unification Bout in either late July, or early August....IN AUSTRALIA(Oh....Boy)
    -Says during Fight Week he doesn't do a lot of visualizing for future fights, he thinks about the fight at hand.
    -Adesanya disagrees with the notion that Gastelum will be the toughest MMA Fighter he's fought, says it was a Russian guy he fought in China(Careful now Adesanya)
    -Says Gastelum's past opponents didn't have good footwork, and just stood there to get hit(interdesting)
    -Says Gastelum swinging at air will "discourage" him, like it has his past opponents.
    -Says he likes the Height Advantage, he gets to try different things, but also goes onto say it's not an advantage, if you don't know how to use it(Neil Magny!)
    -Says that he's been the Champion, and it's not his fault people don't believe him so winning the Interim Title won't feel any different(That Ali Mindset)
    -Says he learned the game early, and that not everyone cares about him, says he has to be selective to who he gives out good energy too

    Interesting stuff, will upload the Video as per usual.

    He's got that Ali mindset, him and Kamaru Usman made similar comments to being the Champion before BEING the Champion. I don't think it's in his best interest to overlook Gastelum though.
     
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  2. Arkham's Notorious Geyser

    Arkham's Notorious Geyser It is. What it is. : )

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    Also UFC planning on having the Unification bout in Australia? Again? After what's happened two times?
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  3. ferrari

    ferrari Orange Belt

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    UFC is pushing him really hard . He didnt look that impressive in any of his fights expect the Tavares one .
    Also why the fuck have another card in Australia ? If that shit happens again who will headline the card then ?
     
  4. Buff

    Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    I have never understood why guys only like to fight once a year - if for nothing else than a financial perspective.

    Seems such a was of prime years to lock yourself away for 364 days per year not fighting.
     
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    Klaavical Brown Belt

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    He's going to have his hands full with Gastelum definitely not a look past opponent. A true test this will be * Yoda voice
     
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    Iron Monger Purple Belt

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    Not a fan of Adesanya at all but he did look impressive in the Derrek brunson fight
     
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    Twink182 All the....small things Platinum Member

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    A year ago I’d say mark hunt but he’s been on the down slide lately
     
  8. ViolenceFight

    ViolenceFight Blue Belt

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    Bad sign that Adesanya said his toughest mma opponent was some Russian guy who he literally couldn’t remember his name, & not Gastelum. Seems to be taking Gas very lightly, I heard another interview where he claimed 43 year old Anderson was a tougher opponent. If Adesanya thinks Gastelum will be a walk in the park, I’d say he’s going to be in for a rude awakening. Hype train looking to get wrecked.
     
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  9. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    You forgot Derek Brunson and Rob Wilkinson. He's 5-0 in the UFC and has looked good in 3 of those 5 bouts, UFC definitely wants him to be a star.
     

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