Israel Adesanya Shoots Back At Chris Weidman & Paulo Costa


Israel Adesanya headlined UFC 234 and defeated former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva by unanimous decision.

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman called Adesanya overrated after the event via Twitter, but Weidman is somebody that Adesanya isn’t even paying attention to.

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“I didn’t pay any mind to Chris Weidman [saying] I’m overrated,” Adesanya said on The MMA Hour. “OK, why, because he beat Silva a little bit more handily than I did. You know. I’m overrated. Interesting. I could say the same thing about him. Heavily. Yeah, When I get this belt in my next fight, they can all line up and they can find out how overrated I am. And Chris Weidman, that’s his opinion, that’s his opinion, and I don’t have to pay any attention to it. But yeah, overrated, that’s interesting. Hmmm.”

Weidman does hold two victories over Silva, with those coming at UFC 162 and UFC 168.

Paulo Costa would also take to Twitter and claim that Adesanya wouldn’t last two rounds against him, but Adesanya is referring t Costa as a “juice monkey.”

“Now, what’s his name, little juice monkey, Paula,” Adesanya said. “Paula. My bitch. What did he say again? He said something about I wouldn’t last two rounds with him. See he, Silva, that fight with me and him was just physical chess. Was the highest level of striking. It was just, if you know about footwork, intricacies of footwork, it was beautiful to watch. For a guy like Paula, he’s a walking punching bag, walking punching bag, juiced up, blown up and throws body shots and heavy, heavy, heavy. Bring that ass over here.”

Adesanya is ranked ahead of Costa in the UFC Middleweight Division rankings, but is one spot behind Weidman.

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