Israel Adesanya is all set to challenge Kelvin Gastelum for the interim UFC middleweight championship at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on 13th June. The fight will serve as a co-main event for Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier.
Going into this fight, Israel Adesanya said that he is very confident and ready for whatever Kelvin Gastelum brings for him inside the Octagon.
“I feel confident – I feel very confident going into this fight,” Adesanya told nzherald.
Speaking to Fightful, he said he wants to be the first fighter to knockout Gastelum.
“It’s going to be my first time winning the belt and it’s going to be the first time Kelvin’s finished,” Adesanya said.
Adesanya also gave his thoughts on Conor McGregor retiring from the Mixed Martial Arts and he believes it was an April fool’s joke but he believes he[McGregor] can retire if he wants.
“Yeah, he told that early if he said that on April fools day, no one’s gonna believe you,” He said.
“He can retire if he wants and if he doesn’t and fights again, the sport is in safe hands,” Adesanya said.
Do you guys agree with Israel Adesanya’s assessment about Conor McGregor?