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Chris Weidman calls UFC 234’s Israel Adesanya ‘overrated,’ shuts down Anderson Silva trilogy fight

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Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva put on an unexpected dazzling performance during last night’s (Sat., Deb. 9, 2019) UFC 234 main event in Melbourne, Australia (highlights), with both men pulling out some of their best moves, much to the delight of the all the Aussies in attendance.

While former UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman was pleased with the show put on by both men, he isn’t all that impressed with Adesanya overall.

It’s a pretty harsh critique from “All American,” as Adesanya has shown he’s the real deal by reeling of 16 straights wins to remain perfect in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, including winning all five of his UFC fights rather convincingly.

During the post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White was asked about potentially booking a third fight between Weidman and Silva. And much to the surprise of some, he was all for it.

“Yeah, I would do that fight again if they both wanted it. It’s a fun fight,” stated White. Chris, though, isn’t too interested after going up 2-0 on “The Spider.”

While it’s understandable for Weidman not wanting a third fight with Silva, many aren’t quick to give him his just due after “The Spider” suffered a broken leg in the middle of their rematch.

As for Weidman, he hasn’t had the best run as of late, going 1-4 in his last five outings, including suffering a knockout loss to Ronaldo Souza in his previous fight inside the Octagon. The former champion recently underwent neck surgery, so it could be a while before he returns to action.

As for “overrated” Adesanya, he punched his ticket to his first-ever UFC title shot, though it will be a bit before he actually gets to take part in after Robert Whittaker underwent emergency surgery to take care of a hernia that forced him out of his fight against Kelvin Gastelum.

For complete UFC 234 results and coverage click here.