Does Adesanya Really Look for Easy Fights?2 min read
Israel Adesanya is a monster, and he has proved his dominance from the first day. His last fight against Paulo Costa was a great event where The Last Style Bender secured a knockout victory.
Though he got a lot of criticism for what he did after winning the fight against Paulo Costa, winning is the priority for Adesanya, and he has been doing it for his last 19 fights. His 19-0 MMA record looks more than impressive.
Recently, a fight between Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall has been scheduled, which looks to be an exciting match-ups. On the media day, Uriah Hall criticized Israel Adesanya for picking up some easy fights. Hall said, “He sees what I see, he sees a hole in all these guys. He has picked Cannonier, he is looking for easy fights, yeah!”.
“I know why he is picking certain fights”, Hall added, “but I’m dynamic, especially with the gym where I’m at right now, I’m focused. Laser focused. It’s just a matter of time. I’m just going to play the politic card and just whoever the UFC needs me to beat, or whoever the UFC thinks can beat me and get to the top”.
It seems that Hall is hungry to fight Adesanya, but his criticism of Adesanya does not seem correct. If we take a glance at Adesanya’s professional career, we will see that he has already fought Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa, Kelvin Gastelum, and Derek Bruson. In other words, Israel Adesanya was not afraid to fight the strongest opponents in his category.
Just like everybody else, Hall also wants to get a title shot but first he has Anderson Silva in front of him. If Hall defeats Anderson Silva, he could be one or two fights away from a title shot, realistically against Israel Adesanya. The middleweight division has been under the dominance of Israel Adesanya for a long time now, and fans are hungry to see someone who can challenge him. But the statement which Hall has made does not look true.