Israel Adesanya: 'I'm too smart' for Anderson Silva's 'games' | UFC 234 | ESPN MMA

  • Published: 10 February 2019
  • Israel Adesanya joins Jon Anik to discuss his win by unanimous decision against Anderson Silva. Adesanya discusses not falling for Silva's mind games and what's next for him and the middleweight division after Robert Whittaker had to pull out of his title fight against Kelvin Gastelum.

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Comments • 903

  • shahid khan
    shahid khan  2 months back

    Baby Anderson Silva Let You Win He Can Fuck Just He Was Practicing Now He Does Not Want To Be Champion Just Passing Time To Fitness

    • Greg El-Bitar
      Greg El-Bitar  2 months back

      Does anybody know where to find the video of adasanya breaking this fight down? I saw it on instagram, its legendary.

      • John Wick
        John Wick  4 months back

        Israel you’re kiwi you’re not American; cmon fam...He mustn’t like our country damn

        • Jay V
          Jay V  4 months back

          You rocked him once

          • SuperHelay
            SuperHelay  4 months back

            hi i just want to know if you are represnting isreal would please tell me what does HALEY mean in your book

            • SuperHelay
              SuperHelay  4 months back

              shallom i just want to know, if you are from Isreal what does He lay means in the your books

            • Chris Reid
              Chris Reid  4 months back


          • dave
            dave  4 months back

            Highest level martial arts

            • Pierre Betts
              Pierre Betts  4 months back

              anderson dont really fight like he did . but hell his reaction is still top class.

              • Adam Ifrene
                Adam Ifrene  4 months back

                the fight was beautiful, and Anderson is still there of course. But honestly Adesanya's performance was nothing so dangerous at any point of the fight. So I think he s going to lose his next fight if it's a title shot

                • Blake
                  Blake  4 months back

                  This guy tries so hard to speak slick but realizes he sounds cringe and he corrects himself with awkward brush overs

                  • Tommy B
                    Tommy B  4 months back

                    Fight was shit. More showboating than significant shots landed

                    • Limit Breaker
                      Limit Breaker  4 months back

                      Smells like winning hahaha

                      • Jeff Vintinner
                        Jeff Vintinner  4 months back

                        Israel seem’s like a good guy but has one huge head. The guy needs to humble himself a bit and return to Earth.

                        • Louis C
                          Louis C  4 months back

                          Why does he not have a shirt on? That looks so awkward a guy in a suit beside him.

                          • Best Amazon
                            Best Amazon  4 months back

                            yoel romero is 3 round fighter he cant stand in 5 rounds

                            • Best Amazon
                              Best Amazon  4 months back

                              israel better fight in welterweight . mw is 2 hard for him . robert , yoel , costa are 2 big for him and 2 strong

                              • Aleksander
                                Aleksander  4 months back

                                Why the hell what the? :p Give him that room :l ?

                                • Dean Thurman
                                  Dean Thurman  4 months back

                                  Let me help this young fighter see the future. O e day u will be a champ, when your a champ do u want to loose your belt because of a medical condition that requires immediate surgery? No! Ok, so think and talk like a smart champion show respect fir the man who has the belt and u will receive that same respect when u are a champ. Bob, has zero chance of loosing his belt for this. Why, because he’s perfect in the ring and out. He’s been fighting world beaters every time he steps into the ring. He has earned everything g he has. Fighting legends was dumb for you why, u will have to ask me later tired of giving free advise, ha ha

                                  • Aubrey Bird
                                    Aubrey Bird  4 months back

                                    Isreal actually is a dooche...he is ignorant and bullies his own teammates. Soon as a wrestler grabs him he will fold like a tootsie roll.

                                    • AlwaysRetr0
                                      AlwaysRetr0  4 months back

                                      I like Adesanya a lot, in fact he's probably my favourite fighter of 2018. However, what hope does he have against guys like Rockhold, Souza, Romero, Whittaker..? Guys who will march forward into the pocket with him, take him down, wrestle him on the ground, etc. He's not like McGregor where he can just KO you with one sweet strike to the chin as you're coming in. We saw that vs Silva. None of his clean strikes to Anderson's chin even rocked him except maybe 1 of them. He's more of an attrition type striker. If Romero can take the type of strikes to the fact that he took vs Whittaker and stay standing, or if Souza can march forward taking shots like he did vs Weidman.. I don't think Adesanya has much of a chance vs those guys. I'd like to be proven wrong though 100%.

                                      • daniel rastkar
                                        daniel rastkar  4 months back

                                        So many butthurt in the comments. If he knocked out silva, people will say Silva is washed up and Israel is still a hype train. Takes him to decision, people say no knockout power, just a hype train. Really cant win with all these keyboard warriors.

                                        • Johnny humes
                                          Johnny humes  4 months back

                                          Man this guy is so cringeworthy. You showed up to work? We know, we heard you say that in every interview you had. Is that supposed to be a little dig at rob? Fuckn loser

                                          • Johnny humes
                                            Johnny humes  4 months back

                                            AlwaysRetr0 yea well said that’s true isn’t it. It’s like he’s reading off a script every time he speaks. Is he trying to be like Conor?

                                          • AlwaysRetr0
                                            AlwaysRetr0  4 months back

                                            Nah, he's clearly just quite an awkward guy. He tries to say shit that sounds cool in his head, but comes out sounding weird. Like when in the post fight press conference he was talking about how Rob dropping out in the last couple of hours was like how a girl must feel when a guy cums too quickly. He's just a weird guy. I really don't think he meant to have any kinda dig at Rob.

                                        • prabhjot singh
                                          prabhjot singh  4 months back

                                          He is copying jones - yo whats'up m 🇦🇺 --- but he's good fighter

                                          • Jorge Pérez
                                            Jorge Pérez  4 months back

                                            no you just didn't want to engage thats how u lookd. good striker Not great at that level

                                            • Andres Hernandez
                                              Andres Hernandez  4 months back

                                              Israel didn't wanna bang bro

                                              • G An
                                                G An  4 months back

                                                1:11 welcome

                                                • Lil Gusto
                                                  Lil Gusto  4 months back

                                                  I can guarantee you if Israel fights Yoel he wins

                                                  • Lil Gusto
                                                    Lil Gusto  4 months back

                                                    AlwaysRetr0 your ability to take punches doesn’t mean you’ll win 😂😂💀

                                                  • AlwaysRetr0
                                                    AlwaysRetr0  4 months back

                                                    Who? You think he beats Yoel? If he was taking the type of shots he was taking vs Whittaker and stayed standing (for the most part) I really don't think Adesanya would stand a chance vs him.

                                                • Dan B
                                                  Dan B  4 months back

                                                  He was fading 5 rounds would have benefited Silva. Isreal is a top level striker still

                                                  • Maynard Arvin Villalobos
                                                    Maynard Arvin Villalobos  4 months back

                                                    Cool dude

                                                    • seantendo001
                                                      seantendo001  4 months back

                                                      In his Prime Silva would have absolutely dominated Adesanya, no doubt.

                                                      • IE B
                                                        IE B  4 months back

                                                        Kinda weird to have him do the interview naked.

                                                        • Sean Karleone
                                                          Sean Karleone  4 months back

                                                          Should be ranked number 1.

                                                          • Sean Karleone
                                                            Sean Karleone  4 months back

                                                            16-0 Number one contender!!!

                                                            • Sean Karleone
                                                              Sean Karleone  4 months back

                                                              Beautiful striker!!

                                                              • people talk rubbish !
                                                                people talk rubbish !  4 months back

                                                                Last cock sucker first gay ufc champion

                                                                • HIGH AL
                                                                  HIGH AL  4 months back

                                                                  The future if the middleweight, next up the winner of Paula and romero

                                                                  • Undertakerfan70
                                                                    Undertakerfan70  4 months back

                                                                    Who else is happy it ended the way it did and didn’t want to see either of them knocked out lol

                                                                    • Fuck USA
                                                                      Fuck USA  4 months back

                                                                      He looks like Jon Jones when I remove my glasses!

                                                                      • Luke Peterson
                                                                        Luke Peterson  4 months back

                                                                        If he fights romero in the next 8 months then he will get flying kneed into the shadow realm ,If he gets past costa mind who is another shark

                                                                        • swagcity
                                                                          swagcity  4 months back

                                                                          He’s very precise striker but I think he will get tossed around by costa or Romero take your pick

                                                                          • Mohmin Yousaf
                                                                            Mohmin Yousaf  4 months back

                                                                            He sounds a bit like xxtentaion

                                                                            • Steven Moreno
                                                                              Steven Moreno  4 months back

                                                                              Dude is hyped over a win over a 43 year old haha. Silva is dangerous but he doesn't have that spark anymore.

                                                                              • Jessie Walker
                                                                                Jessie Walker  4 months back

                                                                                16-0 with a 5 fight win streak? That's a 16 fight win streak, that streak goes further than just the ufc

                                                                                • Pedro Rojas
                                                                                  Pedro Rojas  4 months back

                                                                                  Hes not too smart anderson its too old

                                                                                  • msw51995
                                                                                    msw51995  4 months back

                                                                                    Complete arrogance fuck him hope he gets wrestle fucked. He pretends like hed have a chance against silva and he dont know his techniques no matter how much u practice they're called set ups for a reason the human body cant handle them

                                                                                    • nvan guy
                                                                                      nvan guy  4 months back

                                                                                      This guys hype is gonna get derailed soon
                                                                                      If he fights a great grappler
                                                                                      Or a really strong puncher who will pressure him

                                                                                      • Nano X
                                                                                        Nano X  4 months back


                                                                                        • john olson
                                                                                          john olson  4 months back

                                                                                          FEOS FEOS FEOS FEOS please 🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH let's go 👏👏

                                                                                          • MMA Mike
                                                                                            MMA Mike  4 months back

                                                                                            Israel has a nervous tick where he burps lol. Does it every interview