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'Israel Adesanya Out-Strikes Every UFC Heavyweight Except For One Fighter'

'Israel Adesanya Out-Strikes Every UFC Heavyweight Except For One Fighter'

UFC legend Daniel Cormier believes Israel Adesanya out-strikes every UFC heavyweight except for Francis Ngannou.

A move up to light-heavyweight has been mooted and a jump all the way to heavyweight has also been discussed by the UFC superstar.

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And if Adesanya did indeed campaign at heavyweight, then Cormier reckons he has the striking ability to become a problem for every heavyweight on the roster other than Ngannou.

Speaking to Helen Yee Sports, he said: "Adesanya, if he can keep this fight [against Jones] standing, which he has proven he can do, is a problem for not only Jon Jones but all the way up to heavyweight to Stipe Miocic.

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"If [they] have to stand with Israel Adesanya from heavyweight down to middleweight it's a problem because he is that good in that one particular skill, the striking."

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'DC' added: "He [Adesanya] is that good at striking and now he is striking with four ounce gloves.

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"He is a dangerous guy, he is a dangerous guy for everybody. Maybe not Francis.

"Francis is knocking people's heads off, so maybe not Francis, but all the rest of the heavyweights got their hands full with Adesanya."

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Adesanya skipping the light-heavyweight division for the big boys likely won't happen next, but it's certainly an idea he has flirted with after becoming a dominant champion at middleweight.

Who should Adesanya take on next? Let us know.

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Topics: Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Francis Ngannou, Israel Adesanya

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.