Israel Adesanya Fires Back At Chris Weidman, ‘Juice Monkey’ Paulo Costa

  • Published: 12 February 2019
  • Israel Adesanya speaks to Luke Thomas on The MMA Hour about his decision win over Anderson Silva at UFC 234, Chris Weidman and Paulo Costa's recent comments following his win, and much more.


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  • Trey Styles
    Trey Styles  2 months back

    Silva decided to stand with a highly decorated kickboxing champion, very valiant effort but at any age if silva used this game plan he would lose.

    • joe frank
      joe frank  2 months back

      We all know that even if Isreal walk on Ocean now, his haters would still say it’s because he can’t swim.
      Chris Weidman that is getting knocked out cold left, right and centre? Surely he’s in no place to talk... and haters Saying Spider would kill Izzy if he was younger are very stupid, it could go either way, Spider is great and untouchable but so is Izzy with very impressive record. STFU

      • 71donkrider
        71donkrider  2 months back

        He called Acosta "Paula" that's a confident young man ...can he beat Acosta? ?

        • Mr Chu
          Mr Chu  2 months back

          4:50 Chewbacca Impression

          • SPORTS 10
            SPORTS 10  2 months back

            This guy is disturbing Israel Adesanya from sleeping 😂

            • Swazi Prince
              Swazi Prince  2 months back

              Thumbs up if you also yawned when style bender yawned.

              • Sciatifukt
                Sciatifukt  2 months back

                Costa would break that chess board in your face. Go play chess with him

                • 360 COMBAT
                  360 COMBAT  2 months back

                  Some have just replaced blood and water for "hatorade". He just stays true to self and his team.

                  • shaun rudd
                    shaun rudd  2 months back

                    i like izzy but like to see him against wiedman hes only fought a couple of decent people is ufc no one should get a title fight before clearing the rsst of devision he should fight wiedman remero some1 like that

                    • Aqua Mooseful
                      Aqua Mooseful  2 months back

                      Stylebender used the Naruto reference. <3

                      • James Milne
                        James Milne  2 months back

                        Seriously???! Aussies don't like Kiwi's. And vice versa. Highly unlikely that an Australian will back a Kiwi against anyone, at any time, any where. NZ is the annoying little brother to the big Aussie bully and they'll demean us and try to rub our noses through the excrement any chance they will get.

                        • FunkMastaMegaFlex
                          FunkMastaMegaFlex  2 months back

                          Costa is the juice monkey, Jones is the juice king kong!

                          • Ya' mon
                            Ya' mon  2 months back

                            Everytime this dude yawned, it reminded me of Ed Bassmaster when he does that Ugly Face character lmfao.

                            • aidanrox117
                              aidanrox117  2 months back

                              All that fight told me is prime Silva would’ve smoked Israel

                              • the master
                                the master  2 months back

                                i can see up your nose bro.

                                • Kilo
                                  Kilo  2 months back

                                  Weidman just wants attention, he’s slowly fading away

                                  • Big Worm
                                    Big Worm  2 months back

                                    Jon Jones lookalike

                                    • Gary Lee
                                      Gary Lee  2 months back

                                      I see alot people saying he beat a 'past-his-prime-Silva'. First off, It's an honor to be given a chance to fight a legend like Silva, which Israel acknowleged. Then what was he supposed to , pretend fight and lose to Silva? Or not accept his win fair and square? Israel continues to heap praise on Silva, and even bowed to him after the fight. Silva still looked great, he just happens to be at the end of his career and no shame in his game. And this kid is at the beginning of his career, and is potential champion.

                                      • Des Lau
                                        Des Lau  2 months back

                                        TBH, ppl saying Anderson in his prime etc is not giving enough credit to Adensanya. None of his opponents across his career did anything close to what Izzy did, it completely nullified him, shut him down and made him panic. Just let that sink in, the GOAT getting shut down. I think even in Silva's prime he would've face the same difficulty. Izzy has fight IQ and came ready.

                                        • ray aye
                                          ray aye  2 months back

                                          u can see the he's still on a high from fighting a goat and 1 of his idols

                                          • Conor Huynh
                                            Conor Huynh  2 months back

                                            What is up with this dude yawning and burping loudly during interviews? Am I the only thinks that’s disrespectful, rude and annoying?

                                            • MAkM
                                              MAkM  2 months back

                                              Adesanya is OK, but I think people would like him more if he was humble, and stop acting like an immature ass..Oh never-mind I just remembered Khabib (most humble guy) and how people would love to see him fall.

                                              • Sinthrax 11
                                                Sinthrax 11  2 months back

                                                If you call jumping out a ring at a sanctioned event humble. More like enraged terrorist.

                                            • BoxingB0oda
                                              BoxingB0oda  2 months back

                                              That yawn caught me off guard

                                              • FEL Arcade
                                                FEL Arcade  2 months back

                                                Weidman is lost, he don't have any chance in this division

                                                • Terry Hunt
                                                  Terry Hunt  2 months back

                                                  Israel's performances speak for themselves. I like his perspective, he is looking long term at the big picture. All the critics are inevitable but irrelevant. He's enjoying the ride and he has earned it. Congratulations to him and I'm excited to follow his already successful career.

                                                  • Marc Dennis Mueller
                                                    Marc Dennis Mueller  2 months back

                                                    Ma Dude! I could have done an almond op during those yawns

                                                    • Lars T
                                                      Lars T  2 months back

                                                      What a legend this guy is.

                                                      • Bouboune
                                                        Bouboune  2 months back

                                                        Yoel romero will finish Israel

                                                        • meze maccalman
                                                          meze maccalman  2 months back

                                                          adesanya needs to fight yoel and either rockhold or weidman before a title shot... not sold one this guy at all... to entitled and he hasn't fought ANY conternders... PLEASE MAKE HIM FIGHT YOEL PLEASE!!!

                                                          • ArisenMind
                                                            ArisenMind  2 months back

                                                            20:53, this is a narrative that Adesanya often displays. It's almost as if he's paranoid when it comes to people paying him respect and service for his fights, fighting prowess, so on and so forth. If you watch his interviews it comes up quite a bit. A nasty little insecurity he has and it seems as if he's overly sensitive to respect or rather the perceived lack thereof. This of course is my perspective. It's just fascinating watching someone who excels at a passion of theirs and yet search out admiration, allegiance, and respect from others drawing disdain when they cannot.

                                                            • 99Gara99
                                                              99Gara99  2 months back

                                                              did you guys see what Costa has done to Hall?

                                                              • dadondutta
                                                                dadondutta  2 months back

                                                                fix your hoodie string brah

                                                                • emilio reyna
                                                                  emilio reyna  2 months back

                                                                  Hall jabbed his face off . Hahah your delusional bro. You haven’t fought anybody yet. Costa would smoke you . He broke hall like nobody else . You bones will break under those shots

                                                                  • emilio reyna
                                                                    emilio reyna  2 months back

                                                                    Costa would smoke you . Hahaha trash highlest level of striking . Lol

                                                                    • REAL AMAR
                                                                      REAL AMAR  2 months back

                                                                      Isreal Will get ko by any top 5

                                                                      • Mark Steele
                                                                        Mark Steele  2 months back

                                                                        WHAT A BRAGGART

                                                                        • Mark Steele
                                                                          Mark Steele  2 months back

                                                                          YOU WILL NEVER HOLD THE BELT IF U DO FLUKE IT U WILL NEVER DEFEND IT SUCCESSFULLY FACT

                                                                          • Mark Steele
                                                                            Mark Steele  2 months back

                                                                            IF WEIDMAN DOESNT WIN NEXT 2 FIGHTS HE IS DONE FACT, BUT HE IS STILL TOP CONTENDER THESE MIDDLEWEIGHTS ARE KILLERS

                                                                            • Mark Steele
                                                                              Mark Steele  2 months back


                                                                              • cornel lawson
                                                                                cornel lawson  2 months back

                                                                                Whittaker is a beast.israel would get beat down.i dont see this guy ever being a champ.he hasn't fought a top 10 guy that is a ground fighter yet.he will most likely get beat down.remember these young talented fighters they try to build up.example is fighting a legand thats is past his prime and hasn't fought in 2 years and isn't getting help from steriods.israel is overrated becaise the UFC makes them look better than they are.not Israel's fault.

                                                                                • Lucas Cruz
                                                                                  Lucas Cruz  2 months back

                                                                                  Calls Acosta a monkey. The pot and the kettle much? What would the reaction be if costa called his African ass a monkey?

                                                                                  • Leon Jee
                                                                                    Leon Jee  2 months back

                                                                                    Yawn, UFC protecting Jones2.0 from being murked at top 5.

                                                                                    • Nate Burns
                                                                                      Nate Burns  2 months back

                                                                                      first of all weidman got lucky because Silva show boated. and andesanya for real if he would have fought Silva when he was champ and in his prime his ass would have been whipped. say what you want he really couldn't take Silva out. if he was that bad he would have knocked Silva out. but he couldn't.

                                                                                      • cornel lawson
                                                                                        cornel lawson  2 months back

                                                                                        Cant sit up for a interview.falling into the stereo type that black people are lazy.another african did the same thing on his interview recently. Usman laid on a couch for his interview. Both of these fighters from africa are falling into that lazy stereo type..

                                                                                        • cornel lawson
                                                                                          cornel lawson  2 months back

                                                                                          Thats not very nice.iam just looking out that people are going to judge this video that he is too lazy to sit up.we know that he and usman aren't lazy.they train hard.

                                                                                        • Brice Folly
                                                                                          Brice Folly  2 months back

                                                                                          cornel lawson ma ma ma ma ma ma shoot your mout mayte

                                                                                      • REALN!GGA GOIN ONCE⁉‼

                                                                                        I love his character man this guy is a real badass💪😂

                                                                                        • REALN!GGA GOIN ONCE⁉‼

                                                                                          I love wen he does tht ?kick oh god for the love of....?💪😍

                                                                                          • Mahidi Karif
                                                                                            Mahidi Karif  2 months back

                                                                                            I actually feel like Israel intentionally let up on Silva out of respect. He did just enough to win.

                                                                                            • Josue Galvan
                                                                                              Josue Galvan  2 months back

                                                                                              Weidman got lucky both times he fought Silva first fight he didn't take him serious, 2nd fight he broke his leg freak accident

                                                                                              • Sinthrax 11
                                                                                                Sinthrax 11  2 months back

                                                                                                Which makes him 2-0. Not taking someone serious guessed it...a loss.