You May Have Missed What Israel Adesanya Did After Beating Paulo Costa At UFC 253
"Everyone has power, I have precision!"
The striking game of the Last Stylebender was !#UFC253 pic.twitter.com/n3gRdHKs1n
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After landing the finishing sequence, the Nigerian-born New Zealander dry humped his opponent while on the ground.
He was accused of bad sportsmanship after his crude gesture.
But fans may have missed Adesanya respectfully approaching Costa inside the Octagon before the official decision was announced.
He walked over and spoke to him, appearing to squash their beef.
It's All About Respect ⚔️:dark_sunglasses:️:dark_sunglasses:️:100:
CSO :flag_us: :trophy: :flag_mx: pic.twitter.com/KQQeAr7RTS
- Weird Tony (@FrankCJr123) September 28, 2020
Adesanya put on a clinic to defend his UFC middleweight title and speaking after his 20th pro MMA win, he said Costa was "slower" than he thought.
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"He was slower than I thought," he told ESPN.
"I'm faster on TV as well, but in real life I could feel him, he was slow. He loads up on his kicks, he hit me in the ribs twice. Nothing. I ate that.
"He didn't touch me on the face once, still pretty. I could see him, I could see everything. And my skinny shins cut him open like a razor blade.
"I wanted round one or round four, that's what I thought," the 31-year-old added when asked how he expected the fight to play out.
"That I'd just slow cook him. But then by the second round I knew his leg was f**ked, he couldn't push off, he couldn't bridge. And I told you, he only fights human punching bags... that let him unload on them. I'm like bro, do I look like a punching bag to you? I'm not fat enough, I'm skinny, bro."
That's the :100: up for the @Stylebender!
He crowned a century of combat sport wins in serious style at #UFC253! :fire: https://t.co/SwRqMJhgU5 pic.twitter.com/aqD7qD7LLE
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 28, 2020
'The Last Stylebender' now boast victories over the likes of Kelvin Gastelum, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero.
He's eyeing Jared Cannonier as his next opponent should 'The Killa Gorilla' get past Whittaker next month at UFC 254.
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