Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya created a lot of hype even before his UFC debut. However, his popularity just exploded after his knockout of Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221. He faced fellow UFC prospect Marvin Vettori at UFC on Fox 29. Adesanya won the fight via a close spilt decision. However, he certainly wasn’t too pleased with the result and thought that he had secured the win comfortably. Thus, he sarcastically called out the judge who scored the bout in Vettori’s favour.
Adesanya, was visibly upset by the scorecard and believed that he should have won the fight via a unanimous decision. He called out the judge who scored the fight in the Italian’s favour and asked him to “stop doing meth”. Here’s what he said during the post-fight presser:
For me personally, I can see foresight like look in the head that this is going to be good for me. Like getting that, you know distance in the UFC going in all the way. But in the moment right now, I just want to sob for another like three hours. It sucks but it is okay. This is going to be good for me.
A win is a win and one thing that pisses me off is like, what kind of a judge gave that fight to him (Marvin Vettori). What!?
If there was one other judge that was crazy or drunk or whatever on the side of the cage. Then that would be me with my win bonus gone. So I don;t care about my record, I just care about my payday and I’m like, “F**K! That’s crazy”.
So I am glad that there were tow competent judges here tonight and where ever the other judge is, “Man, stop doing meth”.
The first two rounds I was flowing an feeling it. And then by the third round because I have never been there, I started thinking. I started thinking too much and that really, even my coaches could see it, like I wasn’t as much, like the shiner came in and I knew it was coming but I just did not, like I said I wasn’t flowing, I was stuck. I was thinking too much.
This has got to be good for me in the long run but right now I’m just embracing it and I just have to get over it.
You can watch Adesanya’s interview from the post fight presser below: