“Already having built-in excuses”: Fans throw dig at cryptic Israel Adesanya USADA tweet before Alex Pereira UFC 287 bout

Many combat sports fans are buzzing about Israel Adesanya and his recent comments during the UFC 287 Media Press Conference. Adesanya, known as “Izzy” to his fans, has faced criticism for failing to accept his loss to Alex Pereira and making what some perceive as excuses for it.

His condescending remarks towards the media, saying “I can do your job, you can never do my job,” have not gone over well with fans, who feel he’s displaying a frustrating and upset mindset going into the biggest fight of his career. Some fans believe that Adesanya‘s career may not be viewed in the same light if he loses this upcoming fight, but acknowledge that he may have a point about people having short memories.Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya with Wild Fashion Statement at UFC 287 Press Conference

Adesanya and Pereira are set to headline UFC 287, following their previous bout in November where Pereira emerged victorious and will be defending his belt. At the press conference, Adesanya wore a collar around his neck, making a bold and unique fashion statement.

The 33-year-old fighter, who hails from New Zealand, explained that the collar symbolizes him being a “dog” and being about to be “unleashed” on Pereira. Adesanya’s choice of wearing a dog collar is not only a symbolic gesture but also a reference to the 2005 film ‘Unleashed’.

In the film, a loan shark from Glasgow attacks customers with the help of his bodyguard, who wears a dog collar. The bodyguard is trained as an “attack dog,” and when the collar is removed, he transforms into a fearsome fighter that mercilessly assaults his prey. Adesanya sees himself in a similar light, ready to unleash his skills and aggression on Pereira in their upcoming fight.

The Battle for Redemption: Adesanya’s Comeback Opportunity and Determination to “Rip His Head Off”

Adesanya, who was dominant in the UFC middleweight division with five successive title defenses before facing Pereira, has made it clear that he is not solely focused on winning back the belt on Sunday. He remarked, “F*** the belt! I’m going to rip his head off. I’m a dog on a leash, and I’m about to be let loose.” Adesanya’s fierce determination and confidence are evident, despite acknowledging the tough challenge he faces against Pereira, who has previously defeated him in the kickboxing ring twice.

As the anticipation builds for the Adesanya vs. Pereira rematch, several UFC stars have weighed in with their predictions. Jon Jones, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, recently shared his belief that Pereira will win again, citing that some athletes just have another athlete’s number. Jones expressed his support for Pereira, praising his hard work and predicting his victory in the upcoming fight.

As fight night approaches, fans and fighters alike are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the Adesanya vs. Pereira bout. Adesanya has a chance for redemption and to prove that he can overcome his nemesis. Whether he can bounce back from his previous loss and emerge victorious against Pereira remains to be seen.

Kushal Shinde

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