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Israel Adesanya had a face-to-face meeting with Dana White and, while they shared the same idea for Adesanya’s next opponent, ‘The Last Stylebender’ had a different plan of action- and he was able to convince Dana that his plan was better. Via MMAFighting.com:
“When I sit in front of someone, you can feel me, you can really understand what I’m saying, you can feel my passion,” Adesanya said. “So, it’s different than doing it over the phone. Yeah, he’s on board with my plan now and he likes it. I sold him the idea. You guys wait till everything comes to fruition. If the other guy says yes – I should say when he says yes – I don’t know, but I feel like when he says yes, it’s gonna be historic, it’s gonna be something that you guys are gonna buzz over it. And then later on, what I have planned after that, that’s gonna be sick as well. So yeah, in due time everything will unfold.”
He wouldn’t give away the details, but it should come to fruition soon. Adesanya is putting a planned European vacation on hold to keep training for the bout.
“We’ll see,” Adesanya said. “I mean, there’s also the ESPN card coming up, there’s also the end of the year card coming up. You see, I’m still training, I don’t f*ck around.”
“I just had to pull back a bit and realize like, look, you’re only here for a short time,” Adesanya said. “And I had a dream that kind of changed my mind on this fight and this plan. So yeah, I’m gonna put the Europe trip on the backburner. I’m still gonna go to my friend’s wedding and I’m just gonna put the whole Europe trip on the backburner until after the fight. Then I’m gonna do that.”
Currently 4-0 in the UFC after just a year in the company, and ranked 6th in the middleweight division, coming off a first-round knockout over Derek Brunson, the former world-class kickboxer is primed for a title shot with another win. If he continues on his current trajectory, he could become a superstar with global appeal.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has a special line to call Vladimir Putin in any situation
”We worried about you, watched the fight and proud of you.. This is the number you can call in any situation” - from the conversation of Vladimir Putin.— MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) November 24, 2018
(excerpt from the book of Khabib's autobiography) / @wonders4341 pic.twitter.com/OOMiOSlkju
I wanted the Chuck Norris jeans as a kid and now I have to check out these Van Heusen flex pants.
Joe Ellenberger is still getting tested for some reason.
UFC/USADA testing for the 7 days up to 21st November— Dave/Dim (@dimspace) November 23, 2018
Fighters tested: 59
Hat tip to @JoeEllenberger who was tested this week (third time visited by testers in 2018) despite not having fought since December 2014... pic.twitter.com/raJpLOjQaT
Unfortunately due to contractual restrictions, we are unable to offer the planned Black Friday discount. We apologize.— FITE (@FiteTV) November 23, 2018
I feel this profile might capture a significant number of Maniacs.
Slick Sweep by KhonKhon versus Kumandoy. pic.twitter.com/hK6CkfbIVo— Yodsanan (@_Yodsanan) November 23, 2018
Who is paying for Liddell vs. Ortiz 3?
Who plans on buying Liddell vs. Ortiz 3?
This poll is closed
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No shame in my pie-eating game.
Conor McGregor had a good Thanksgiving
Man I’m so thirsty and so hungry right now happy thanksgiving day folks.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 23, 2018
How can I not celebrate this day. I’ve the most to be thankful for. It’s insane. Thank you all truly.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 23, 2018
The two sides of Stipe Miocic’ Thanksgiving
When you try to dodge the crazy uncle during the holidays, but he corners you anyway
Kotoyuki blows up Enho's henka attempt pic.twitter.com/b5SKtVserI— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) November 23, 2018
You aren’t about to kick me out as long as there is still food to eat.
What it’s like to try and get your relatives to leave pic.twitter.com/7qfGwDHYxa— Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) November 22, 2018
Apparently this is a thief and we are witnessing the strength of street knowledge.
Date a Brazilian girl they said.— Brandon The Truth (@Brandon_Nocaute) November 22, 2018
It would be fun they said. pic.twitter.com/uWgqZ90pYe
Who is this person again? W-WE don’t know who this is.
I probably don’t even need to look, so confident am I that certain MMA fans’ heads haven’t exploded in blinding anger at The Man is being talked about on your shows.— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) November 22, 2018
Keep an eye on the co-main event tomorrow morning between Alastair Overeem and Sergey Pavlovich.
Sergey Pavlovich (12-0), the undefeated Fight Nights Global HW champion, will make his UFC debut this Saturday against the former K-1/Strikeforce/DREAM champion Alistair Overeem (43-17). #UFCBeijing #MMA #FNG pic.twitter.com/EZV2FRzULg— Cerebral Hunter (@Delisketo) November 20, 2018
This isn’t even Switzerland, it’s Boston. ‘MERICA!
Heavy rains in Switzerland. The streets are so clean, that it's difficult to see the flood waters clearly.. No muddy water, no garbage at all. pic.twitter.com/aprVX90v6M— Asif Pasha (@Asif_Pasha_) November 21, 2018
What... what was she thinking would happen?