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Israel Adesanya Disputes Conor McGregor’s Most Knockdowns In Title Fight Claim

McGregor was reflecting on his performance against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 four years ago as he claimed he had the most knockdowns in a title fight.

Israel Adesanya Disputes Conor McGregor’s Most Knockdowns In Title Fight Claim

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya disputed Conor McGregor’s claim of having the most knockdowns in a title fight.

Thursday marked the four-year anniversary of UFC 205 where McGregor made history by becoming the first simultaneous two-weight champion in the promotion following his second-round TKO win over Eddie Alvarez.

The Irishman took to social media to reflect on the bout and notably claimed he had the most knockdowns in a UFC title fight that night.

“Most Knockdowns in a UFC World Title Fight! Clinical shooting. I have surpassed this level, multiple times over. Excited to showcase!”


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Adesanya Has The Most In A Title Fight

Not according to Adesanya or the official UFC records, however.

“The Last Stylebender” commented on the post with a small correction for McGregor.

“2nd most knockdowns 😏”

Adesanya, of course, is referring to his interim middleweight title fight with Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 in April last year.

The New Zealander officially knocked down Gastelum four times which is tied for third-most. However, it was the most in a title fight.

McGregor, meanwhile, believes he should have the most with five knockdowns.

However, the UFC has only officially recognized three knockdowns from his fight with Alvarez — something that has already irked the former two-weight champion in the past.

Wait, what? The @ufc did what? That’s twice now! I want plaques before I’m back. Digital plaques shall do. Hurry up @ufc, I’ll be here. And use a good image.”

If McGregor wants to earn top spot, he can certainly do so with an active 2021 — starting with his planned lightweight bout with Dustin Poirier set for UFC 257 on January 23.

However, that will not be a title fight as far as UFC president Dana White is concerned.

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