Former WWE champion Booker T found himself in the headlines last day after he was seen during the UFC 271 post-fight media conference. UFC champion Israel Adesanya also marked out seeing Booker during the press-conference and had shared his respect for the professional wrestler.
Apparently, Booker has a similar feeling towards Adesanya. During his recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Booker said that Adesanya is the Muhammad Ali of the MMA World.
"[I was] humbled [after meeting Israel Adesanya], in a word. Just because, it takes guys like [Adesanya] to keep the guys like me relevant. And I understand that, I get it. For Izzy to actually pay respect to Booker T, it just lets me know how I made him feel like a young kid growing up... He's a performer, he's the Muhammad Ali of the MMA world and I tell you, he's a generational talent. They only come along few and far between,” Booker said while speaking to Ariel Helwani (h/t Sportskeeda).
Adesanya had another successful Middleweight title defense last day at UFC 271 when he outclassed Robert Whittaker in the main event. With the win, Adesanya remained undefeated in the Middleweight division as well. Booker, meanwhile, is currently working with the WWE as a post-show panelist and commentator.
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