The physique of Jon Jones, the vibrancy of Anderson Silva at his peak and the knack to sell a fight like Conor McGregor.
Israel Adesanya is without any doubt the most loved and admired middleweight champion after an intense second-round KO of Robert Whittaker Saturday before a record crowd of 57,127 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, in the feature event of UFC 243, he’s also a bonafide superstar.
Guys are going in their way up from welterweight and down from light heavyweight with the expectation of landing a fight with him because they’ll make their biggest money against him.
He strolled his way to the cage on Saturday, having fun and appearing calm as if he was heading to the local bar to chug a few shots and play the rondo game with the guys in the neighborhood.
But he fought with the surgical precision and subtleness of Jones and Silva, two of the best to ever set foot in the Octagon.
It’s always pointing a finger on what makes someone a superstar, but you know it when you see it.
Viewers react to fighters who give them a different high they can’t see elsewhere and you know that the moment you see and listen to Adesanya that he has the strength to move people.
He did a long entrance with three dancers that needed am additional approval by UFC president Dana White.
The UFC’s 10th pay-per-view of 2019 was held this Saturday with UFC 243, and the promotion’s highly watched “Embedded” series comes back to get you ready.
UFC 243 will happen at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The main title airs on pay-per-view following the initial rounds on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.