Israel Adesanya sports NFT depicting his knockout of Robert Whittaker


Israel Adesanya pokes fun at Robert Whittaker by dawning an NFT showcasing his KO of ‘The Reaper’ on loop

Israel Adesanya has built himself up as one of the smartest fighters in and out of the octagon. While he depends upon his high fight IQ and diverse skillset to dismantle the opponent in the cage, he manages to stay witty and shrewd when it comes to building up fights and getting inside the opponent’s head.

Israel Adesanya needs to cut weight ahead of UFC 253
Middleweight title winner Israel Adesanya of New Zealand celebrates after defeating Robert Whittaker of Australia during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019. (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE/AFP via Getty Images)

The pair is set to face each other in an epic rematch in Houston this weekend and Adesanya made sure that he reminded Whittaker what happened the last time they fought.

When asked about his bling, he said “It’s on replay and it just shows the moment over and over and over and over and over again,” the Kiwi star said when asked about the chain.

“But this weekend I’m looking to create another moment so, yeah, this is fun.

“After beating them, you’re in their head. I was there already anyway, but you’re already in their head.

“Once you beat them, the way I did it last time, you can’t get over that … I still have properties in there rent free.” [via Fox]

This might be a bit of concern for Whittaker fans given the last time they fought ‘The Reaper’ froze as Izzy got inside his head.

Israel Adesanya wants to fight in Australia one more time before retiring

The kickboxer turned MMA star, who made his UFC debut in early 2018, has taken the middleweight division by storm and is currently set to face Robert Whittaker again.

Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 face-offs
Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 face-offs (Credits: UFC)

At UFC 243 in October 2019, Izzy faced the ‘The Reaper’ for the undisputed title and knocked him out in the second round, having dropped him in the closing seconds on the first round.

In a recent Tweet, Adesanya expressed his desire to fight in Australia once again before retirement.

His Tweet read:

I wanna fight in Aussie one more time before I call it quits.”

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