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Israel Adesanya teases WWE move, says that it was his childhood dream

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon16 February 2022

Israel Adesanya has been unstoppable in the UFC Middleweight division and added another successful title defense recently when he outclassed Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC 271.

While Adesanya’s victory made headlines, his interaction with former WWE champion Booker T during the post-fight press conference is something that captured the attention of the MMA fans. Adesanya marked out after seeing Booker and also used Booker’s catchphrase.

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The reigning UFC Middleweight champion was quizzed about his love for WWE and a potential move to the promotion during his appearance at the MMA Hour last day. Adesanya said that it was a childhood dream of his.

“Those guys, I watched them and the way they owned the stage. It influences you, my presence has been influenced from watching years of the Attitude Era, WWE. I thought I was going to be a wrestler at one point. Still might, you never know. It was a childhood dream. Jumping off the branch of my bed onto my brother, me, and brother and my sisters as well. Doing Stone Cold stunners and all that,” he said (h/t

Adesanya had earned praise from Booker T as well who said that Adesanya is the Muhammad Ali of MMA.

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Nevertheless, a long list of MMA Fighters has transitioned successfully into professional wrestling with the most notable name being Ronda Rousey, who is now set to headline WrestleMania this year.

What do you think of a potential move to WWE from Adesanya? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section of the article below.

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