Cormier: Israel Adesanya beats all UFC heavyweights except Francis Ngannou

Cormier: Israel Adesanya beats all UFC heavyweights except Francis Ngannou
Cormier: Israel Adesanya beats all UFC heavyweights except Francis Ngannou

Israel Adesanya has only had two middleweight title defenses – against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa – but fans of the fight are already indulging in the thought of “The Last Stylebender” gaining weight to compete in superfights.

Especially against former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.

For the 31-year-old former kickboxer, advancement to the heavyweight division is out of the question. If and when the move takes place, former UFC champ Daniel Cormier says it will be a big problem for any tall man when he settles on a stand-and-bang with the current 185-pound champion.

“Adesanya, if he can keep up this fight (against Jones), which he has proven, is a problem not just for Jon Jones, but all the way through to heavyweight division all the way to Stipe Miocic,” Cormier told Helen Yee Sports.

“If you have to stand with Israel Adesanya from heavyweight to middleweight, it’s a problem because he’s so good at that one particular skill, punch.”

While there are several great strikers in the £ 265 division including Alistair Overeem, Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos to name a few, the only man who can cause Adesanya trouble in this area is none other than Francis Ngannou .

“He (Adesanya) can hit so well and now he hits with four ounce gloves. He’s a dangerous guy, he’s a dangerous guy to everyone. Maybe not Francis, ”he laughed. “Francis chops off people’s heads, so maybe not Francis, but all the rest of the heavyweights have their hands full with Adesanya.”

Still, a move up two weight classes is unlikely to happen anytime soon, and the division’s landscape is likely to change dramatically if The Last Stylebender decides to pack on the pounds.

For now he is eagerly awaiting the result of the upcoming middleweight fight between former division champion Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier, which will take place on October 24, 2020 on “Fight Island”.

Meanwhile, Adesanya Jones – who is preparing for his own rise to the 265-pound weight class – will continue to antagonize to lure him into a fight sometime in 2021.

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