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"If I was to bet on this fight... it'd be hard to bet because they both suck."
Israel Adesanya is back to his brilliant best, trolling middleweight contenders Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori in one of his most savage takedowns yet.
Nah Izzy is mad hilarious for this one :skull::skull::joy: pic.twitter.com/8rhbS0rkxD- Unsober Phantom Guy (@Daphantomguy) October 18, 2021
The Nigerian-born New Zealander is renowned for his quick-witted social media game.
Whether it be hilarious memes or videos ripping his rivals to shreds, Izzy remains undefeated outside of the octagon.
So with Costa and Vettori facing off this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 196 main event, it seemed only appropriate for the middleweight champion to give his honest assessment of the bout.
Having beaten both men in convincing fashion in back-to-back title defences, Adesanya decided to have some fun with his analysis and proceeded by roasting the duo.
Sitting in front of his computer while devouring pizza and sipping on some Brazilian red wine, Izzy went to town, first taking aim at Vettori.
"Vettori's biggest weapon in this fight is his chin," Adesanya said.
"That block head - that f**king LEGO block head. That's his biggest weapon in this fight because he can take Costa to deep water by taking punishment - some rope-a-dope s**t without the rope-a-dope, just walking forward and taking punishment... He can take a lot of punishment, I'll give him that. I would say his method of victory is just taking Costa to deep water by grappling him and stalling or just making him work. But Vettori has to be willing to try and actually do something rather than just stall."
Once he was done slating Vettori, Adesanya then moved on to his other nemesis Costa, who he refers to as "baby momma".
"Costa's path to victory in this fight? Get him out early. I feel like, do what you did that got you to the dance, that got you this far, because you're not fighting me, you're fighting Vettori and he's got s**t footwork, even worse than you. So I feel like Costa can just do what he does and just bull rush him, bulldoze him. But be careful of the takedowns because Vettori is going to try that to time it and take him down. But like I said, he has good counter wrestling, good defence.
"Also, they've both been popped for s**t (steroids). Oh, that's right, they're both juicy boys.
"I don't really care who wins to be honest, I just want to see my children do well. I really wish the best for my kids and my kid's kid."
Adesanya also delved into his heated rivalry with Costa, where the Brazilian berated him with various inappropriate memes ahead of their bout.
The Kiwi also took a shot at Costa's claims that he was still hungover from the previous night where he had allegedly consumed quite a bit of wine.
"Sip your own Kool Aid, just don't get drunk off it," Adesanya added.
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