UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya could be on his way t make a quick return after his KO Win at UFC 287. The same was revealed by UFC president Dana White last day.
White noted that Adesanya has been asking for a match after his KO win over Alex Pereira.
“I said this before and I’ll say it again, at the last press conference in Miami, this guy was already blowing Hunter and the boys up, ‘When’s my next fight? When’s my next fight? I want to fight again. I want to fight again. I love that about Israel Adesanya. Israel Adesanya wants to fight non-stop, constantly, and he wants to fight everybody. We’re working on that and he’ll fight again soon, maybe before the end of the summer,” White added.
There have been a lot of rumours about who Adesanya’s next opponent would be. Names like Khamzat Chimaev and Dricus Du Plessis have been thrown into the mix but no official announcement has been made yet by the promotion on the matter.
After three defeats against "Poatan" in kickboxing and mixed martial arts, the well-liked Adesanya finally defeated Pereira. Since then, there has been discussion of the two fightings again inside the cage.
White is now prioritising finding Pereira an opponent in the light heavyweight class after Pereira earlier this week shot it down by announcing that he is moving up.
“You put him in title contention and then he has to beat someone to even be considered in title contention. He’s got to move to 205 and beat a real guy, so that’s what we’re looking at right now, getting a real guy,” White added.
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