In an interview, “The Last Stylebender” stated that he would only consider competing in a third mixed martial arts match with Alex Pereira if it was for the light heavyweight championship, which “Poatan” now owns.
UFC 298 Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira 3 became a topic of conversation following UFC 295. But it was Alex Pereira who called for an MMA trilogy involving the two bitter adversaries, not the fans. ‘Poatan’ called out Adesanya in his post-fight interview after he submitted Jiří Procházka via TKO to win the light heavyweight championship.
He called on his opponent, who had declared retirement from the game, to come back and even the score. UFC CEO Dana White swiftly shot down Pereira’s proposal for a trilogy match during UFC 295’s post-fight press conference. However, Israel Adesanya’s Instagram post has now puzzled admirers.
Israel Adesanya’s Deceives His Fans On Black Friday Announcing One Of The Most Highly Demanded Fights In UFC
Only a few hours ago, “The Last Stylebender” revealed an unauthorized poster for UFC 298. The bout is set to see Ilia Topuria challenge close friend and training partner Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight championship. But the billboard also showed Israel Adesanya competing against Pereira for the 205-pound title.
Fans are unsure of what to believe after Dana White previously stated that Alex Pereira will challenge Jamahal Hill in his first light heavyweight championship defense and after Israel Adesanya rejected Alex Pereira’s recent callout. It should be mentioned, though, that Adesanya has previously stated that a trilogy fight was required.
In an interview, “The Last Stylebender” stated that he would only consider competing in a third mixed martial arts match with Alex Pereira if it was for the light heavyweight championship, which “Poatan” now owns, following his successful reclaim of the middleweight belt (which he later lost to Sean Strickland). The UFC hasn’t released an official statement, though.
Given that the unauthorized UFC 298 banner is layered over a promotional image from Adesanya’s combat sportswear firm Engage, which is offering an 80% Black Friday sale, Adesanya’s Instagram post is probably meant to attract attention.
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Last but not least, it includes two images of him and athlete Alexander Volkanovski sharing a laugh, suggesting that it was just a lighthearted deception to draw attention to the Black Friday deal.