Israel Adesanya informed the world he needs to face Jared Cannonier subsequent after emphatically stopping Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Combat Island.
‘The Final Stylebender’ knocked out his bitter rival in Abu Dhabi after placing on an absolute putting clinic to safe a second spherical victory.
From the primary second, Adesanya chopped down the lead leg of the Brazilian after which completed the present when Costa desperately tried to return inside to work his energy hooks.
As Costa desperately tried to get to his toes and after Adesanya had completed breakdancing, the New Zealander then revealed he wished to combat Cannonier – if he may get previous Robert Whittaker.
He mentioned: “I do know this sport, I don’t simply play this on EA Sports activities, I play this for actual, so after I do that, I do know what I’m speaking about.
“I nonetheless have to observe it once more, little bit sloppy, however I’m a canine and I do what I do.
“I nonetheless don’t like him. I don’t know him personally, I don’t want he dies or something, he’s alive, I let him be alive.
“That is the sport we play, that is violence and I informed you guys that it was going to be violent and I mentioned it, it’s going to be violent and it’s going to finish quick and that’s what I did. I’m contemporary, I can go subsequent weekend, I can go anytime.
“I wish to spend time with my household as a result of it’s been a loopy yr, so I wish to go spend time with my individuals.
“Cannonier, I need Cannonier subsequent.”
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The American will tackle the previous champion at UFC 254, with the winner more likely to face Adesanya sooner or later in 2021.
Dana White confirmed the combat can be subsequent if the 36-year-old may get previous ‘Bobby Knuckles’ on Combat Island on October 24.
Cannonier defeated David Department, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermansson within the area of a yr to propel himself into title rivalry.