Watch: Israel Adesanya weighs in on why he wants to fight Paulo Costa next and a potential Jon Jones fight

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Last Sunday, Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker to become the new undisputed UFC middleweight champion of the world at the UFC 243 main event.

Immediately after knocking him out, Adesanya climbed the cage and started taunting the top middleweight contender Paulo Costa who is next in line for the UFC title shot. While Costa was pointing fingers, Adesanya responded by showing two middle fingers and a crotch chop like something out of WWE.

You know who’s next, I got this overly inflated balloon animal, this Ricky Martin lookalike,” Adesanya said during the post-fight interview. “This is my Octagon, he’s been talking s*** about me, I don’t like this guy.”

Last night Israel Adesanya appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show where he talked about his future fight with Paulo Costa and he said that there is a misconception amongst casuals that you have to be a muscled up individual to be a badass, but Israel wants to knock Costa out and show everyone that he is the real deal.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had earlier tweeted that he doesn’t need to wait until 2021 and by the time Israel gets his confidence, he will be in the heavyweight division.

“This guy is trying to force my hand,” Adesanya said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday. “I’m not stupid. It’s not about, I’m not confident. I’ll f*ck this motherf*cker up when I fight him.

I just have to do what I have to do. I have to defend my belt. I’m the new unified king. There’s three more killers, four more killers I have to f*ck up at middleweight first. And then I’ll move up in weight. Then I’ll jump up and f*ck this guy.

I can’t wait,” he added. “I’ve planned everything, Ariel. The jump. I showed everyone. This is what I’m going to do and this is how I’m going to do it. I already said Raiders Stadium, Las Vegas, 2021.

He’s f*cking contradicting himself. ‘I think I’m alright here [light heavyweight], I’m not going to move up to heavyweight. I don’t want to fight DC at heavyweight. Now DC is retiring, okay I might move up to heavyweight.’ He’s just contradicting himself. He’s just trying to take my moment. He can’t even f*ck with me right now. Look at me, Ariel. Who the fuck is the new face of the UFC?”

How do you guys think will this fight between Adesanya and Jones will turn out?


Watch: Israel Adesanya sets early 2021 date for epic Jon Jones showdown


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