Israel Adesanya On Facing Chris Weidman: “That Fight Will End In The First Round"

Israel Adesanya doesn’t have his next middleweight title defense set up yet, but if former champion Chris Weidman has his way, then he’ll be the next challenger.

It seems that Adesanya had the foresight to think about fighting Weidman one day and the champ says he has Weidman figured out.

“It was a bit weird for me, but I already have him figured out,” Adesanya told MMA Junkie. “I have it figured out right down to how I’m going to take him out. Let him bring his double leg, let him bring his single leg, let him try and force me to the fence. He’s not going to strike with me. Come strike with me – one thing that he has going good for him is, one thing he said before he knocked out Anderson Silva, at the weigh-ins, he looked at him dead in the eyes and said, ‘I’m not scared of you. I’m not scared of you.’ He said that over and over to him; I remember that.”

The rivalry between the two became personal over the last week when Adesanya and Weidman have an exchange on Twitter. Adesanya says he would finish Weidman within one round if they were to meet in the Octagon.

“I told him, ‘I look forward to fighting you one day,’ because I actually thought he would be at the top for a while, but he unfortunately hasn’t been doing well lately,” Adesanya said. “Not that he can’t come back. Look at Jan Blachowicz; he came back and now he’s the champion. But yeah, I’m just saying, I’ve studied these mother(expletives), they think this is a (expletive) game. Weidman is already done. That fight will end in the first round if it happens, but you’ve got to get some wins first, bro. A few wins first, yeah.”

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