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Israel Adesanya oddly accused his rival Marvin Vettori of having an "Eric Cartman mentality" in the aftermath of their UFC 263 contest.
The UFC middleweight champ made the South Park analogy after he dominated Vettori in their grudge-match contest. Despite all three judges scoring the fight 50-45 to Adesanya, Vettori was unhappy post-fight, arguing that he deserved the decision.
Adesanya - who had previously beaten the Italian by split-decision in 2018 - was utterly perplexed by his opponent's attitude.
"I don't know because even at the end of the fight, I was like, 'You can at least say I won that one','' said Adesanya at the post-fight press conference, per Metro.
"He's like, 'What? This one? This one?' I was like, 'Are you serious? I won that.' I'm like, 'Oh, no. We can't. We can't.'
"Eric Cartman mentality, man. You've got to believe your own bull***t sometimes.
"He said I believe my own hype? But wow, after that, who's believing their own hype?"
Vettori said pre-fight that 'The Last Stylebender" was guilty of "believing his own bull***t" but it's clear Adesanya is accusing his rival of being delusional with his Cartman comparison. Or of being impotently enraged. Or of not being fat; just big-boned.
Look, we're not entirely sure what Adesanya means by Eric Cartman mentality. You'd have to ask him. But it cannot be a complement.
Post-fight, the middleweight champ told Vettori to move on, saying: 'My advice to him would be to look yourself in the mirror tonight - maybe not tonight.
"Give it a week. Let things settle down. Look at yourself in the mirror and be like, 'Look, Israel is better than you.
"'Israel is better than you. Izzy is way better than you. You couldn't do s**t to him, but I'm going to get better from this.'
"I swear to you, his next fight will improve if he does the work right. But you've got to let it go. You've got to let it go."
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