Robert Whittaker lauds Israel Adesanya for his clear end towards Paulo Costa, and in addition acknowledged his counter-striking prowess.
Israel Adesanya, who along with his impeccable efficiency at UFC 253, left a lot of his friends intrigued has now gained appreciation from fellow middleweight Robert Whittaker as properly. Whittaker fought Adesanya in October 2019, at UFC 243, and suffered the identical destiny as 19 others have endured. Whereas, The Reaper is once more on the verge of turning into the No.1 contender for the middleweight title, however earlier than his battle towards Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 for the No.1 contendership, the 29-year-old opens up about Israel Adesanya, and laid out his ideas about Paulo Costa’s lackluster present.
Robert Whittaker Lauds Israel Adesanya’s Hanging Prowess
In an Interview with, Robert Whittaker apparently conveyed that he wasn’t anticipating, Israel Adesanya would win in such a one-sided method, nevertheless he did thought-about him because the favorite. Robert Whittaker, who had skilled an intense build-up with Israel Adesanya on the time of UFC 243, expressed his dislike for the Final Stylebender, but additionally conceded that the Nigerian is a supreme in-ring skilled.
“Do I anticipate Izzy to complete him in that trend, no I didn’t. However all the pieces main as much as the end, I actually noticed as a chance. He appeared good (in) that battle, received to present it to him. I don’t just like the man, however he’s bloody good.” Whittaker continued, and threw mild on Paulo Costa’s uncharacteristic strategy within the battle. “Lots of people are going to say Apollo Costa didn’t do a lot and perhaps he didn’t. However Izzy managed that battle very very properly. He managed that battle very very properly, it’s very exhausting for Costa to, for folks to talk on Costa why he didn’t do what he did as a result of he was in there. It’s exhausting to maneuver ahead towards the counter-strike like that, particularly when he’s making you pay each time you go in. It’s simply that Izzy managed that battle, hats off to Izzy good battle.”
Robert Whittaker additional revealed a potential game-plan towards Israel Adesanya. “You gotta anticipate him to return ahead. You gotta play his sport, you’ll be able to’t transfer in on him. His counter-striking is, actually it’s among the finest I’ve ever seen, so it’s important to take that. You need to take that into consideration when getting ready for him.”
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