In a shocking turn of events at UFC 293, the mixed martial arts world witnessed a stunning upset as Sean Strickland claimed the UFC middleweight title in a remarkable bout against Israel Adesanya. However, what truly caught the attention of fans was Adesanya’s enigmatic reaction following his unexpected loss.
Dana White shared his opinion on the fight in a recent press conference. The UFC president spoke about the results and how he thinks various factors led to that particular outcome, including fans’ expectations from the fighters, and last but not least, about Izzy’s reaction to his loss.
Dana White Opens Up About Adesanya’s Unusual Behavior After Loss
After Israel Adesanya’s stunning loss to Sean Strickland at UFC 293, the entire combat sports community was left in awe, as the former champion’s defeat was completely unprecedented. Dana White, known for his candid assessments, revealed that Adesanya’s immediate reaction to the defeat was not exactly what he had expected from Izzy.
Speaking at the press conference, when White was asked if there is a side of “The Last Stylebender” that we were not seeing publicly, he replied, ‘I agree.’ He also mentioned how ‘It was strange’ that Adesanya left without completing the full press conference.
Strickland Stuns Israel Adesanya to Win UFC Middleweight Title
The fight between Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya will undoubtedly go down in UFC history as one of the most unexpected upsets in the middleweight division. Strickland entered the octagon as an underdog against the reigning champion, Adesanya, who had established himself as one of the sport’s most dominant figures.
However, Strickland defied the odds, delivering a performance that left fans and experts in awe. In the very first round, “Tarzan” gained complete control over the flow of the match by knocking down “The Last Stylebender.” Sean’s striking precision, relentless pressure, and impeccable defense proved to be the keys to victory as he secured a unanimous decision win over Adesanya.
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